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UNDP fixes June for Nigeria’s clean energy project

UNDP fixes June for Nigeria’s clean energy project

THE United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) says it will implement the Global Environment Facility (GEF) sponsored project aimed at promoting clean technologies and renewable energy in the country in June. Mr Etiosa Uyigue, the National Coordinator, GEF/UNDP Energy Efficiency Programme in Nigeria, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. Uyigue said that the...[read more]

FG To Increase 2,483MW To Nigeria’s Electricity in 2015

FG To Increase 2,483MW To Nigeria’s Electricity in 2015

The federal government has said that it plans to add about 2,483 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable sources to Nigeria’s electricity grid by 2015. The Director of the Electrical Inspectorate Services (EIS) of the ministry, Abayomi Adebisi disclosed Thursday in Abuja when he made a presentation on the draft policy that the 2,483MW target for 2015 was a short term mark while 8,188MW and 23,134MW...[read more]

Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Deal would for first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cutting emissions Full text of the deal (pdf) What was agreed – and what wasn’t International negotiators at the Lima climate change talks have agreed on a plan to fight global warming that would for the first time commit all countries to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions. The plan, agreed at United Nations talks...[read more]

Laurentia Mallam: How Paris 2015 agreement can be a reality

Laurentia Mallam: How Paris 2015 agreement can be a reality

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Mallam, who addressed the High Level Panel of the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru on Thursday December 11, 2014 insists that the Lima forum must craft a decision leading towards a universal agreement next year December. According to her, Nigeria...[read more]

Climate adaptation costs could triple, UNEP warns

Climate adaptation costs could triple, UNEP warns

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows climate adaptation costs for developing countries are likely to be two to three times the current estimates of $70 to 100 billion per year. The UNEP Adaptation Gap report says this will happen even if global emissions are cut drastically to meet the agreed goal of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. The African Group of...[read more]