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Sanwo-Olu calls for increased climate financing at Lagos summit

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State emphasised the urgent need for continuous and enhanced financing to combat climate change challenges during the closing ceremony of the 10th Lagos International Climate Change Summit on Thursday. Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the governor stressed the importance of collaborative efforts among governments, financial institutions, and international Read More…

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Beyond Brick and Mortar: Building Solutions for Lagos’ Invisible Citizens

On February 15, 2024, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, sparked controversy with his announcement to “clear” homeless communities residing under bridges across the city. The Governor, quoted by The Guardian on February 16, 2024, cited concerns about aesthetics, security, and traffic congestion as motivating factors, stating: “We cannot allow people to turn under Read More…

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Lekki Conservation Centre: Tourist exposes safety hazard on canopy walkway

A tourist who visited the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos State has shared a shocking video of a broken segment of the long canopy walkway, which is one of the main attractions of the centre. The video, which went viral on social media, showed the tourist walking on the shaky and damaged walkway, while expressing Read More…

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Lagos State Government bans styrofoam and other single-use plastics

The Lagos State Government has banned the usage and distribution of styrofoam and other single-use plastics with immediate effect. The decision was made following the menace that single-use plastics, especially non-biodegradable Styrofoam, were causing to the environment. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, who announced this in a statement he personally Read More…

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Wildlife killings in Nigeria threaten biodiversity and security

Nigeria’s wildlife is under severe threat from illegal hunting, poaching, and habitat loss, as recent incidents of killing endangered elephants and booted eagles have shown. The government has launched an investigation into these cases, but more action is needed to protect the country’s rich biodiversity and ensure its stability and prosperity. The killing of two Read More…

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Global cooling pledge gains US support at UN climate summit in Dubai

At the UN climate summit in Dubai on December 5, U.S. State Department officials confirmed the United States, alongside at least 60 countries, backed a crucial initiative to reduce cooling-related emissions by 2050. This Global Cooling Pledge marks a significant step towards addressing energy emissions from the cooling sector. It calls for a substantial reduction, Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu advocates global partnerships for climate resilience plan

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State urged global collaboration in implementing the state’s climate adaptation and resilience plan during his address at a COP28 side event in Dubai. Sanwo-Olu emphasised three key areas with substantial potential for global development: waste management and recycling, public transportation, and renewable energy. He highlighted these sectors as vital opportunities Read More…

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Nigerian Conservation Foundation collaborates with CIDAC for Eco-Food Tourism

The Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined hands with Catalysts Integrated Developing Agro Company (CIDAC) International Ventures, introducing a captivating Eco-Food Tourism venture at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos. Dr. Joseph Onoja, the Director-General of NCF, highlighted the essence of the event, stating, “The Eco and Food Tourism is an event that showcases the culinary Read More…

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Nigeria launches Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at COP28

Nigeria reached a significant milestone in its sustainability drive, unveiling the Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) during the ongoing COP28 in Dubai. The event, held at the esteemed African Pavilion in the Blue Zone, witnessed dignitaries and global delegates marking this groundbreaking launch. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Read More…

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UAE and charities pledge $777 million for climate-linked tropical diseases at COP28 summit

Amidst the ongoing COP28 summit’s focus on climate-related health hazards, the United Arab Emirates and multiple charitable organisations pledged a substantial $777 million for eradicating neglected tropical diseases that are anticipated to escalate with rising temperatures, revealed in a statement by COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber. Describing climate-related factors as a significant threat to human Read More…