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Climate Change: FG earmarks N130bn for action plans

From Our Correspondent The Federal Government has earmarked N130 billion for the execution of energy transition plans to boost climate actions in the country. Sen. Abubakar Bagudu, the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, announced this at a dialogue on Mainstreaming Climate Action in Abuja. TheNewsZenith reports that the theme of the dialogue is  “Unlocking […]

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ACMI collaborating with Nigeria, others on carbon market

By Abdulfatah Babatunde Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) is actively collaborating with Nigeria and six other African countries to develop robust Carbon Market Activation Plans (CMAPs). TheNewsZenith reports that the countries are Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, DRC, Ghana and Rwanda, This is contained in a statement from the African Communication Group (ACG) and e-mailed to […]

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Anti-nature activities gulp $7trn yearly – UNEP

  By Our Correspondent A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report says close to $7 trillion in public and private sector resources are annually invested in activities that negatively impact nature. UNEP released the report at the ongoing climate change conference (COP28), on Saturday, in Dubai, UAE. It noted that nature-based solutions remained dramatically underfunded. […]

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Nigeria, 10 others to deploy 5GW energy storage system

By Abdulfatah Babatunde Nigeria and 10 other African countries have led the world to join first-of-its-kind consortium to deploy 5-GW of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). TheNewsZenith reports that the other African countries are Barbados, Belize Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique and Togo. Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), in a […]

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COP28: IDB to help reduce Nigeria’s poverty index

From Our Correspondent The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has pledged to help Nigeria improve its response to the humanitarian crisis and reduce the poverty index through the new Climate change adaptation policy. Chairman and Group Chief Executive of the Bank, Dr Muhammad Sulaiman Al-Jasser, pledged while exchanging views with Dr Betta Edu, Nigeria’s Minister of […]

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NASENI boss to address COP28 on  rural electrification

From Our Correspondent Suleiman Halilu, Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) will address the Conference of the Parties (COP28) on Agency’s strategies for rural electrification in Nigeria. TheNewsZenith reports that 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) opened on Thursday at the Expo City, Dubai, UAE. The Agency in […]

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Arab Group pledges $50 billion for African development

By Abdulfatah Babatunde The Arab Coordination Group (ACG) has pledged to increase support for its African partner countries ahead of the crucial COP28 climate change conference. To this end, ACG on Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia announced it would allocate up to $50 billion to help build resilient infrastructure and inclusive societies in the African […]

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Africa faces looming temperature rise, threatening food security

By Abdulfatah Babatunde As the temperature in Africa is forecasted to increase at an accelerated pace, climate expert says many sub-Saharan countries will witness a two-degree Celsius rise between 2025 and 2040. This alarming trend has raised concerns about its potential impact on food production and security in the continent. Dr Enock Chivaka, an African […]

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Ozone depletion worries FG

UNFrom Our Correspondent The Minister of State for Environment, Dr Ishaq Salako, on Saturday in Abuja, expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to phasing out ozone layer-depleting substances. Speaking at the 2023 World Ozone Day Celebration, the minister expressed worries about level of ozone layer depletion in Nigeria. TheNewsZenith reports that UN celebrates World Ozone Day […]

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African ministers root to hasten low-carbon growth

Leaders of African countries have called for more investments in renewable energy to achieve green energy transition with the adoption of the Nairobi declaration. They made the call at a three-day Africa Climate Summit, which wrapped up on Wednesday, in Nairobi, Kenyan. Ministers participating in the summit are exploring the production of green hydrogen to […]

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