Finance Minister to speak at NatureNews 2nd anniversary lecture January 19th

January 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

 All is set for the second anniversary lecture of NatureNews which will hold on Thursday 19 January, 2023 in Abuja. The lecture which keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, is titled “Climate Financing for Sustainable Environment in Nigeria”. Organiser said it will hold at the Shehu Musa Yar`Adua Read More

NLC calls for media advocacy on climate change impact on workers 

December 27, 2022 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed for a robust media advocacy on the impact of climate change on the health , productivity , income and many more. The Congress made this position through her Focal Persons on Climate Change representing difference affiliate unions during her first Webinar Moving forward from COP 25- Trade Union Perspectives. The report of the Read More

Insurance industry should grow capacity through green products – NAICOM

December 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)Sunday Thomas, has called on the insurance industry to take interest in pursuing, development of green products, improve operations geared towards energy efficiency, Investment Strategies Leveraging Technologies and Insuring people with disability. The NAICOM boss also called for improved Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and Complying with Professional Read More

Climate Change: NGO task education, environment ministries on lasting solutions 

December 3, 2022 Editorial II 0

Development of Educational Action Network (DEAN) Initiative, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called on the ministries of Education and Environment to collaborate on the prioritization of climate education in the country.  The Executive Director Mr. Semiye Michael, made the call in Abuja, while briefing the media during the presentation of climate education learning curriculum for climate change educators, in line Read More

Climate change: Expert wants equal opportunities for girls

November 23, 2022 Administrator 0

Sustainability Consultant and founder, Green Planting Emmanuella Onyeka has said there is a need to address the challenges hindering girls from having equal opportunities. Onyeka, who spoke with Journalists at a summit hosted by Nigeria Reads and HAFAI Wednesday in Abuja. According to her, addressing these drawbacks will open up access to social justice, education, voting, access to proper healthcare. Read More

How sustainable food cold chains reduce waste, curb climate change

November 15, 2022 Administrator 0

Sustainable food cold chains is needed to reduce hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, HELEN OJI report. Sustainable food cold chainsThese systems are critical to maintaining the quality, nutritional value and safety of food, especially as an estimated 14 per cent of all food produced for human consumption is lost before it even reaches consumers. Increased Read More

Stakeholders to architects: Design climate resilient buildings

November 7, 2022 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

Stakeholders have called on the architects to design buildings that will reduce the effects of climate change on Nigerians.The stakeholders, who include the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) Professor Mansur Matazu, that spoke at the 2022 Association of Consulting Architects of Nigeria (ACAN) symposium and business forum held in Lagos recently.In his keynote address delivered virtually, Matazu explained that climate Read More

We will not comply with your climate change

October 20, 2022 Administrator 0

First, I start by thanking the hitherto unnamed Prof. who asked the question about ‘Climate Change.’ As an environmentalist with an interest in climate conversations, especially in the public domain; it is entertaining to note the many reactions that have followed Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s response during the Arewa Joint Committee, as captured and amplified by various media. “(About) climate change, Read More

World Food Day: FCT ARDS wants farmers sensitised against climate change effect

October 19, 2022 Administrator 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) has stressed the need to sensitize farmers on how to mitigate the effects of climate change during the farming season. The Director, Planning Research and Statistics,FCT, ARDS, Mr Adeyemo Tayo in an interview with journalists at the 1-day state level interactive forum and commemoration of 2022, World Food Day Read More

Climate change: Tinubu out of touch with ideals of progressive governance – CRPA

October 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

By Bode Olagoke The Executive Director of the Centre for Reforms and Public Advocacy, Ifeanyi Okechukwu, has expressed disappointment with the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his views on the effects of climate change in the country. While addressing the Arewa interactive committee on Monday in Kaduna, Tinubu said developed countries Read More

Evaluating need to support low carbon economy, evaluate climate change

October 3, 2022 Administrator 0

In other to evaluate the risk of climate change globally, there is need to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and investment. HELEN OJI reports. Climate change is transforming the global investment landscape, creating new risks and opportunities. Physical risks, from rising sea levels to the lethal heat waves scorching Europe and elsewhere, affect asset values for everything from Read More

Of flood risk and climate change

September 26, 2022 Imam Maiyaki 0

Rivers have been a very important part of human history: They provide food, freshwater, and fertile land for agriculture. While water is essential to life, if left unchecked its fury can be destructive. When rivers flood, the effects can be disastrous and the results are often fatal. Climate change is increasing the risk of floods globally, particularly in coastal and Read More

Is debt-for-climate swap a win-win situation?

September 8, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, stands to reap billions of dollars in debt relief from some creditors if the Debt-for-Climate (DFC) swap deal the country proposes is accepted. “Debt-for-climate swap is a type of debt swap where bilateral or multilateral debt is forgiven by creditors in exchange for a commitment by the debtor to use the outstanding debt Read More

Climate change: Tree planting makes sense

August 31, 2022 Administrator 0

The earth as of today is populated with more than 3 trillion trees, eight times as many as we had a decade ago. But that number is rapidly shrinking, according to a global tree survey carried out recently. We are losing 15 billion trees a year to toilet paper, timber, farmland expansion, and other human needs. Due to these activities Read More

Climate Change: Nigerian company, Deyaar to deploy 25 public electric vehicle charging stations in Abuja

August 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

An indigenous company, Deyaar Nigeria Limited has expressed its desire to contribute to the battle against climate change, particularly with regards to reduction of carbon emissions in the nation’s capital, Abuja. Consequently, the company is set go establish 25 public electric vehicle charging stations in the Federal Capital Territory FCT. Chief Executive Officer CEO of the company, Zakariya Jidda in Read More

Climate change: Senegal leading Africa’s path to a resilient recovery

June 16, 2022 David Agba 0

Senegal is on the front line of the global climate challenge and will play a critical role in leading Africa’s response, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, Patrick Verkooijen said in his remarks in Dakar, Senegal, after meeting President Macky Sall recently. Addressing these risks, President Macky Sall and GCA CEO Patrick Verkooijen, joined forces to unlock $1 billion Read More

Fish: Climate change hindering sectors’ contribution to economy – FAO

March 22, 2022 John Oba 0

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Nigeria Director, Mr Fred Kafeeri, has expressed concern that increased pressure on the ecosystems and the impact of climate change continue to hamper fisheries and aquaculture sectors’ contribution of economic growth, food and nutritional security. Kafeero who spoke on Tuesday during the FISH4ACP Catfish Value Chain Analysis Validation Workshop in Abuja, said Read More

FG takes lead in climate change strategies, energy transition

March 9, 2022 Helen Oji Abuja 0

The federal government said it is positioned to take the lead in aligning Nigeria’s national climate plans and strategies with the country’s energy transition efforts. The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, stated this during the High Level Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change Meeting in Abuja. Ikeazor said this would be achieved with the support of Nigerian Ministers and Read More

Climate change and threat to human health, environment

March 7, 2022 Administrator 0

The report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has shown that climate change continues to poses threat to human well being, health and the environment; HELEN OJI writes. Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruptions in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world despite efforts to mitigate the risks. People and ecosystems Read More

Dangote Cement’s commitment to climate change yields dividend

March 2, 2022 David Agba 0

Dangote Cement’s commitment to environmental disclosures and sustainability is yielding the desired results with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) raising its rating from C to B- even as it proposes a dividend of ₦20.00 per share in the year ended December 31, 2021. The CDP is an international non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom which runs the global disclosure system Read More

Ministry trains South-east women farmers on climate change mitigations

February 27, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

As part of effort to implement the National Gender Policy thrust in mainstream women farmers in all agricultural value chains, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), has trained South-East women farmers on climate change mitigation and adaptation. A statement by the Deputy Director, Information of the Ministry, Mrs Eno Olotu, said the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Read More

Buhari signs Climate Change, AMCON bills into law

November 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law two important bills passed by the National Assembly thereby making them to become part of the Laws of the Federation. The Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo and provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions Read More