India sees $55bn investment in clean coal over next decade

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

India expects to invest 4 trillion rupees ($54.5 billion) in clean coal projects over the next decade as it seeks to tap domestic energy sources and curb imports, federal home minister Amit Shah said. The investment will be made in clean coal facilities, including coal gasification and coal-bed methane, Shah said at a signing ceremony to develop new mines. According Read More

Anambra kicks off erosion control with energy saving-bulbs

June 18, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state chapter of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Thursday, said it has kicked off distribution of about 27,000 units of energy saving bulbs and seedlings to 34 communities for erosion control.The NEWMAP state project coordinator, Mr Michael Ivenso, who disclosed this while presenting some of the items to Abagana community in Njikoka local government area, said Read More

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Jigawa warns against tree felling

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The  Jigawa state   government has said it will deal decisively with anybody caught felling off trees or found in the act of deforestation of any of the shelter belts in the state.  The state Commissioner of Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Chaichai, stated this while inspecting  Birnin Kudu and Andaza  trees and seedlings nursing centers  in the forests  on Tuesday. He Read More

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Bauchi to host 1st climate change conference

December 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Bauchi state government is to host first North East climate change conference with critical stakeholders as participants. The Commissioner for Environment and Housing in the state, Alhaji Hamisu Mu’azu Shira, announced this Friday while briefing newsmen on the activities embarked upon by his ministry. He said during the conference, participants are expected to draw the attention of the international community Read More

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NGO holds workshop on natural disasters, proffers solution to climate change

November 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

An international non governmental organisation, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Nigeria, has held a three-day workshop on disaster risk reduction, proffering solution to climate change and other issues affecting humans in society. The workshop held in Abuja on Wednesday through Friday, in collaboration with the European Union, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other partners, had in attendance participants drawn from Read More

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Climate Change: EU set to grant €150m to Nigeria

September 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The European Union (EU) has expressed its determination to support Nigeria with 150 million euro to tackle the challenges of climate change in the country. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and head of delegation, Mr Ketil Karlsen, disclosed this at the European Union Climate Sustainability event held at the Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano recently. He said the EU Read More

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Dangote, Bill Gates, MO Ibrahim raise concerns over stereotypes, climate change

September 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

Renowned philanthropists, Bill Gates, Mo Ibrahim and Aliko Dangote, at the Africa Center, expressed concern over the effect of climate change and the stereotypes on Africa that have hindered business opportunities in the continent. Deliberating on the Future Business in Africa, the three entrepreneurs said the climate change is an issue that must be confronted headlong to minimize its effect Read More

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ActionAid, SWOFON, others task govt on climate change

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Civil society groups comprising ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Environmental Rights Action (ERA), Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) and others have tasked the federal government to take the lead and urgently scale up mitigation actions if we are to have a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 o c and preventing runaway climate change . The Country Director Read More

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Flooding: Is Lagos becoming endangered?

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Flooding had always been synonymous with Lagos over the years such that past governments have not been able to devise a solution despite the danger it posed. TEMITOPE MUSOWO writes that the situation is even getting worse day by day. Perennial flooding has become a problem in many states of Nigeria in recent times, especially in Lagos state, a menace, Read More

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Agric, highest contributor to global warming in Nigeria – Research

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Agriculture is the highest contributor to global warming in Nigeria, a recent research conducted by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology says. This research debunks the long-time general assumption that energy is the highest contributor to global warming. Prof. Peter Ekweozoh, Director, Environmental Sciences and Technology, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, made this known in an interview with the Read More

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The Montreal Protocols, preservation of the ozone layer and matters arising

November 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Penultimate month, stakeholders’ gathered in Abuja to brainstorm on method to adopt in preserving the ozone layer, and how to contribute significantly to global efforts at addressing climate change. HELEN OJI reports. Background Over the past three decades, the Vienna convention and its Montreal protocol have spurred 198 nations to work together on phasing out ozone depleting substances (ODS), as Read More

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Journalists to educate masses on climate change

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Helen Oji Environmental experts have called on journalists to disseminate relevant information to educate the citizens on causes of climate change in order to curb its consequences on the environment. The experts made the called at a one-day Media Workshop on the Environment for Reporters and Editors, organized by the International Environmental Roundtable for Africa (IERA), a non-governmental Read More