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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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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…

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A third of global commodity-hungry firms have no-deforestation policies – report

Reading Time: 2 minutes A third of the 350 companies most exposed to commodities such as palm oil, beef and timber have no policies to ensure their products are not fuelling deforestation, a report by NGO Global Canopy showed on Thursday. Protecting the world’s forests is central to efforts to limit man-made global warming by mid-century, and at the Read More…

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EU scientists say 2021 was world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Reading Time: 2 minutes The year 2021 has passed as the world’s fifth hottest on record, with levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hitting new highs, European Union scientists said. In a report issued on Monday, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that the last seven years were the world’s warmest “by a Read More…

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KAI Brigade steps up vigilance against the poaching of endangered wildlife in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the recovery of a sea turtle and the arrest of the poacher, the Kick against Indiscipline (KAI) squad of the Ministry of Environment, Eti-Osa can be said to have stepped up its vigilance against sea wildlife in Lagos. As a result, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), has called for collective support against Read More…

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No smiles for Nigeria, developing countries, at COP26

Reading Time: 3 minutes The final agreement from the COP26 which just ended in Glasgow, Scotland, offers little promise for Nigeria and its fellow developing nations. Even then the two-week conference in Scotland delivered a major win in resolving the rules around carbon markets, just as it did little to assuage vulnerable countries’ concerns about long-promised climate financing from Read More…

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Climate Change: Nigeria signs Global Methane Pledge

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: Methane bubbles are seen in an area of marshland at a research post at Stordalen Mire near Abisko, Sweden, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Nigeria is among two dozen countries that have joined a U.S./EU-led effort to slash methane emissions by 30% by 2030, giving the emerging global partnership momentum ahead of Read More…

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Govt working to reduce ozone-depleting substances in Lagos environment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to the continuous phasing out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) to continually aid the healing of the ozone layer and boost energy efficiency in the cooling sector. The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services (OES), Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, stated this at a webinar session organised by the Read More…

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Coca Cola partners SWEEP Foundation as they rake 136kg of plastic waste in Ikoyi

Reading Time: 2 minutes They were told not to bother about going to Ikoyi because Ikoyi was meant to be clean, but by the time they had spent three hours there, members of the Statewide Waste and Environmental Education Foundation (SWEEP) had picked up 136kg of plastic waste. The clean-up is part of a new environmental sustainability initiative, titled Read More…

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Guterres renews $100bn climate change call for developing countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Nations (UN)  has renewed  call for developed nations to fulfill their pledge to provide 100 billion dollars a year for developing countries to support both climate mitigation and adaptation. UN Secretary General António Guterres made the call at the virtual 2021 UN Climate Change Conference Roundtable on Clean Power Transition, according to a Read More…