Posts Tagged “COP21”

AfDB okays Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

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AfDB okays Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

December 20, 2016 By Editor Originally published on Nation The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has endorsed the proposal by the bank’s management to serve as Trustee to administer and manage the resources of Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), and also to host the AREI Independent Delivery Unit as requested by…

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Nigeria to Drive West Africa’s Green Energy Bond

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Nigeria to Drive West Africa’s Green Energy Bond

October 25, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day Nigeria has accepted to lead West African countries in their plan to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and subsequently access the green bonds attached to the agreement, the President of Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN), Dr. Chidi Onuoha has said. Onuoha…

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Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

September 23 by Tobi Soniyi Originally published on This Day. President Muhammadu Buhari has said his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi…

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COP 21: WHERE LIES AFRICA’S PRIORITIES?

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COP 21: WHERE LIES AFRICA’S PRIORITIES?

September 20, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Nigerian Tribune. Climate change poses complex challenges for Africa, and as such, addressing climate change issues has become central to the continent’s development agenda. The realisation of a need for an international political response to climate change started more than a decade ago with the ‘Rio Earth…

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NIGERIA IS GETTING READY FOR NEXT COP22 IN MARRAKECH

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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…

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PV Talk: Nigeria’s 20% renewables target could be met just with solar

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PV Talk: Nigeria’s 20% renewables target could be met just with solar

August 15, 2016 by Tom Kenning Originally published on PV Tech. The solar industry has often decried lengthy delays in the West African market. Time periods for signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) can stretch into years and this only makes financing more difficult with extortionate costs of capital from domestic lenders. However, July saw a…

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On Nigeria’s clean energy future

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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…

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What COP21 means for Nigeria: Nigeria’s role in the fight against Climate change

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What COP21 means for Nigeria: Nigeria’s role in the fight against Climate change

August 10, 2016 by Oduware Obasohan A CleantechNaija Original Feature In December 2015 world leaders came together in Paris, France for the annual UN Climate Change Conference. The annual conferences which debuted in 1995 in Berlin are aimed at reviewing  the implementation of the ”Rio Convention” of 1992 which included the adoption of the UN…

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Nigeria plays waiting game as 20 nations ratify Paris Agreement on carbon emission

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Nigeria plays waiting game as 20 nations ratify Paris Agreement on carbon emission

August 1, 2016 by NNS Originally published on Nigeria News Stand. Ahead of Conference of Parties (COP22) for United Nation’s Framework on Climate Change slated for Morocco in November, 20 countries from 197 that entered into the agreement in Paris in 2015 have ratified the agreement. However, Nigeria, a major party in carbon emission, is…

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

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Nigeria And Africa’s Agenda For COP 22

July 26, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Leadership. Last week in major cities in Morocco, a number of conferences, workshops, group visitations were organised by the kingdom ahead of the 22nd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) scheduled to hold in Marrakech, a tourism hub in the country in November. While…

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