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COPA Lagos promotes tourism with beach cleanup

November 29, 2016

Kinetic Sports, organisers of the annual beach tournament, COPA Lagos, last week mobilised Nigerians from all walks of life for a cleanup of Elegushi Beach in Lekki. The exercise which has become a part of […]

Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation day

November 23, 2016

Urges residents to comply with environmental laws   The Lagos State government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise, which hitherto holds for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. The state […]

Climate change experts fear Trump’s presidency

November 15, 2016

Donald Trump has claimed that climate change is a “hoax” being led by the Chinese and promised to “cancel” the historic Paris Agreement. So it came as little surprise that there is trepidation surrounding President-elect […]

FCMB partners RecyclePoints on waste recycling

November 1, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited recently became one of RecyclePoints’ value chain partners, by subscribing to the company’s corporate recycling programme. With business activities and operations aimed at encouraging diversity, adhering to health and […]

NCF holds 27th annual general meeting

October 19, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, over the weekend had the 2016 edition of the ‘Walk For Nature,’ an education and awareness march, aimed at promoting sustainable […]

EU ratifies Paris climate change agreement

October 5, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

The European Parliament, the European Union’s executive arm, ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change on Tuesday, triggering global approval of the accord. The 28-nation bloc approved the pact, the most sweeping effort to combat […]

COP 21: Where lies Africa’s priorities?

September 20, 2016

OVER 195 countries were represented at the just concluded United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, which was aimed at reaching a new universal climate agreement to limit the rise of global temperature. DOYIN […]

UN, FIFA team up to promote climate neutrality

September 14, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has joined the United Nations (UN) climate change secretariat’s initiative Climate Neutral Now, becoming the first international sports organisation to do so. The Climate Neutral Now initiative represents […]

UNEP’s Munang becomes Africa Environmental Hero

September 7, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator, Dr Richard Munang, last week in Abuja received the prestigious African Environmental Hero Award, conferred by the International Environmental Roundtable for Africa. Awarded for […]

US, China ratify climate agreement

September 7, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

The United States and China over the weekend each submitted their plans to reduce carbon emissions to the United Nations, officially ratifying an agreement forged last year in Paris meant to curb climate change. The […]

Ecofact

September 7, 2016 Doyin Adeoye

Thanks to an increase in available habitat, the population of the giant panda rose 17 per cent from 2004 to 2014, so now it has been downgraded from endangered to vulnerable. Here are some facts […]

Ecofact

August 24, 2016

The world is experiencing an unprecedented transition from predominantly rural to urban living. Here are some urbanisation facts: Almost 180,000 people are added to the urban population each day By 2030, it is expected that […]

UI Zoo: The transformation story

August 17, 2016

Dr Olajumoke Morenikeji was the Director of the Zoological Garden, University of Ibadan (UI) between September 2010 and July 2016. She speaks with DOYIN ADEOYE on what it took her to transform the zoo, the […]

Flood: Any solution to this environment bug?

August 10, 2016

The prediction of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) on flood is in the fore with flashes of reality. VICTOR OGUNYINKA writes on the challenges facing the nation in the fight against minimising risk and if […]

Weather disasters can fuel war in volatile countries

August 3, 2016

Following the warmest two years on record and spikes in violence that fuelled a global refugee crisis, climate scientists recently reported that armed fighting is prone to follow droughts, heatwaves and other weather-related calamities in […]

NBMA describes Biosafety Act as safety valve

July 20, 2016

The Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has described the 2015 Act that established the agency as a safety valve for the adoption of modern biotechnology in Nigeria. Ebegba, […]