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Legislative roundtable on climate change

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In the bid to foster deeper understanding of Nigeria’s commitment to the Paris Agreement while promoting legislative ownership of the nation’s climate change agenda, the Ministers of Environment, officials of the Climate Change Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Programme ...

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Nigeria engages Paris Agreement to drive gender, youth agenda

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I urge you to come out with a national work plan on gender and climate change that is implementable, achievable, smart and that would address the nation’s challenging problems in the short, medium and long term. We must also develop and implement specific plans to fill the gaps in adaptation, ...

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Nigeria: Tree Planting, Panacea for Extreme Climate Conditions

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By Abdullateef Aliyu Lagos — The present extreme climate conditions have been attributed to the exploitation of earth’s resources which brought about a shift from moderate weather to extreme. The Director General of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mr. Adeniyi Karunwi said people need to seek opportunities to engage in activities ...

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Nations sign historic Paris climate deal

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By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent, New York Amid hope and hype, delegates have finished signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York. Some 171 countries inked the deal today, a record number for a new international treaty. About 15 nations, mainly small island states, had already ratified the ...

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Climate change, major challenge to agriculture development

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Professor of Geography, Mr. Francis Adesina, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has identified climate change as one of the greatest challenges facing agriculture in the developing countries, especially Nigeria. He made the statement while delivering a lecture on the topic, ‘Some Thoughts on Climate Change, Agriculture,’ at the ...

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Opinion: As Nigeria goes from fossil fuel to zero carbon

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(original Post: ynaija.com) Nigeria is a nation whose name is synonymous with oil riches! Shortly after independence in 1960, the young democratic nation was soon confronted with divisive and unsavory political wrangling which led to an unsolicited military intervention and political assassinations! A violent vortex of political unrest, sectional violence ...

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Hon. Min of State Usman Jubril speaks on EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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(Original post by The Guardian) The devastating effects of climate change are already here with us in Nigeria. Experts have blamed the recent rise in infectious diseases to climate change especially the El Nino event. In fact, medical and environment experts told The Guardian “the effects of climate change are ...

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Climate Change To Affect 60% Of Nigerian Population – Survey

A study by the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, has revealed that 50 to 60 per cent of the country’s population could be affected by climate change in the nearest feature. According to the report, global warming related events such as floods, strong winds, droughts and tidal ...

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Federal Ministry of Environment Host Stakeholders’ Workshop on Climate Change Research Agenda for West African Science Service Centre On Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use (WASCAL)

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Towards ensuring that national programmes mitigate the impacts of climate change and its variability, the Federal government plans to review all existing environmental legislations in the country. The proposed review would provide the needed national roadmap for sustainable development at all levels and in all key stakeholder constituencies, including engaging ...

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