Posts Tagged “climate change”

Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

By |

Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

June 1 2017 by Reuters Originally published on CNBC AFRICA Nigeria plans to launch its delayed “green” bond – the first for an emerging market country – within a few weeks, the country’s former environment minister said. Amina Mohammed, now deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation proceeds from the sovereign…

Read more »

U.S envoy for climate change to visit Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa

By |

U.S envoy for climate change to visit Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa

September 4, 2016 by Editor Originally published on TODAY. Dr Jonathan Pershing, U.S Special Envoy for Climate Change, will on Sept. 4 begin a five-day mission to Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa to hold talks with their leaders on climate change. A statement obtained by PANA in New York on Sunday from the U.S state…

Read more »

PREMIUM TIMES investigations chief to speak at Pre-COP22 Conference in Argentina

By |

PREMIUM TIMES investigations chief to speak at Pre-COP22 Conference in Argentina

August 29, 2016 by Emmanuel Mayah Originally published on Premium Times. Multiple-award winning journalist and associate editor, investigations, at PREMIUM TIMES, Emmanuel Mayah, will on September 2 be the guest speaker from Africa at a pre-COP22 international conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The pre-COP22 conference which has as its theme: “Migrations, environment and…

Read more »

Council approves climate change education in schools

By |

Council approves climate change education in schools

August 29, 2016 by Cornelius Essen Originally published on The Guardian. Towards creating awareness on climate change, the National Council on Environment has approved a special academic programme, which would promote renewable energy initiatives in schools and colleges in the country. Besides, the Council has proposed a roadmap to increase consciousness on the issues of…

Read more »

NIGERIA IS GETTING READY FOR NEXT COP22 IN MARRAKECH

By |

NIGERIA IS GETTING READY FOR NEXT COP22 IN MARRAKECH

August 21, 2016 by Editor Originally published on People Net. Few weeks ago, in major cities in Morocco, a number of conferences, workshops, group visitations were organised by the kingdom ahead of the 22nd United Nations UNFCCC (COP 22) scheduled to hold in Marrakech, a tourism hub in the country in November. Nigeria is on…

Read more »

On Nigeria’s clean energy future

By |

On Nigeria’s clean energy future

August 12, 2016 by Mohammed Dahiru Aminu Originally published on Daily Trust. On August 2, 2016, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, appeared in an interview on Stephen Sackur’s HARDtalk-a current affairs interview program on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. In that interview, one of the questions asked…

Read more »

UNIC Lagos, movie icons partner for climate change

By |

UNIC Lagos, movie icons partner for climate change

August 10, 2016 by Evelyn Osagie Originally published on The Nation. With climatic change across the globe, the movie industry has added its voice to the global environmental campaigns. Notable movie icons under the aegis of The Golden Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria (TGMAN) joined the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in its climate change…

Read more »

Fighting climate change through agriculture

By |

Fighting climate change through agriculture

August 7, 2016 by Martins Uzochukwu Eke Originally published on Daily Trust. Agriculture in its simplest terms refers to the growing of crops and rearing of animals for human use. Climatic conditions like rainfall, temperature, sunshine etc all have profound effects on agriculture. However, human activities affect the climate negatively. Climate change affects agriculture negatively and…

Read more »

Nigerian Minister Urges Africa To Collectively Tackle Climate Challenges

By |

Nigerian Minister Urges Africa To Collectively Tackle Climate Challenges

August 5, 2016 by Channels Originally published on Channels TV. Nigeria has called on African countries to act in a collective and collaborative manner to tackle climate related challenges bedevilling the continent. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, made the call on Friday in Abuja during a meeting of the Council of Ministers in charge…

Read more »

Shell reduces gas flare by 85% in 2015

By |

Shell reduces gas flare by 85% in 2015

July 31, 2016  by Olusola Bello Originally published on Business Day Online. Flaring volume of gas from Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) joint-venture facilities in Nigeria was reduced by 85 percent between 2002 and 2015. The company is the largest producer of crude oil in Nigeria with it operational tentacles spread across the Niger-Delta region….

Read more »