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Diesel scarcity: Lagos resumes daily waste evacuation

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Government has commenced the evacuation of backlog of waste which accumulated due to the exorbitant price of diesel. The Managing Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, in a statement on Tuesday, said the clearing operation would take place between 10 pm and 4am across the state. Odumboni Read More…

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Policy Watch: Why developing countries are calling for science based targets for adaptation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Political will was the missing ingredient at the Bonn climate meeting earlier in June, which was supposed to lay the groundwork to make progress at COP27, the next global climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in November. But it wrapped up with little tangible progress, not only on reducing emissions but in helping vulnerable nations cope Read More…

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G7 leaders stress need for energy security while reaffirming climate change goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Group of Seven wealthy democracies (G7) on Monday agreed to work together to accelerate the fight against climate change while ensuring their energy security, a statement at a summit in Germany said. The G7 also discussed ways of phasing down coal and scaling up clean and renewable energies in a way that is “socially Read More…

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Govt, stakeholders harp on synergising in recycling for maximum impact in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government and stakeholders in the recycling industry have emphasised the need for synergy in plastic recycling for maximum impact. They made this known during a Stakeholders Forum on Plastic Recycling organised by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Executive Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority Read More…

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Over 40 teachers in Lagos get training on plastic waste management by NCF

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Over 40 teachers in Lagos have received training from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on plastic waste management to ensure environmental sustainability . The training, which is part of the ‘Clean Our World’ project, is an initiative of Oando Foundation and funded by Sumitomo Chemicals, Japan. NCF Head of Environmental Education, Mrs Abidemi Balogun, said Read More…

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Britain to raise Nigerian renewable, climate change investments

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: British Minister for Africa Vicky Ford and Nigeria’s Minister of State for Power Jedy Agba react during the signing of new investments focusing on jobs and financial autonomy, in Abuja, Nigeria February 21, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Britain plans to boost investments in renewable and climate change projects in Nigeria and will provide Read More…

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Exploded Nigerian oil storage vessel had up to 60,000 barrels before incident

Reading Time: 2 minutes An oil storage vessel that exploded off the Warri coast this week was holding around 50,000 to 60,000 barrels of crude oil at the time of the incident, Minister of Environment Sharon Ikeazor said on Saturday. Ikeazor’s disclosure portends a major oil spill in the area. Nigeria’s Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) said Read More…

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Don says growing firewood wholesale markets threat to dwindling forest ecosystem

Reading Time: 2 minutes A university lecturer, Prof. Christian Madu, says growing firewood wholesale markets in the country remained a great threat to the dwindling forest ecosystem. There had been emerging wholesale markets for firewood across the country recently. On the stretch of Nike Lake-Nsukka Road, there are about two major emerging wholesale firewood markets with at least 30 Read More…

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Goats, sheep and livelihoods lost to floods and cold in northern Kenya

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: Mamo Konchora, a nomad herder from the Gabra tribe, stands next to the corpses of his livestock which died due to cold weather, near North Horr, Marsabit county, Kenya, January 21, 2022. Picture taken January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Baz Ratner The carcasses of goats and sheep that are strewn across the scrubland of Read More…