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Tree Planting Solution To Climate Change - FME

Mr. John Auta, the Acting Director, Forestry Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, has said that tree planting was the primary solution to climate change.

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1 April 2012

Nigeria: Nation Gets U.S.$4 Million Grant From UN-REDD

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27 October 2011

Now That the Nation Has Got REDD Alert, What Next?

It is definitely celebration time for environment stakeholders especially the Federal Ministry of Environment now that Nigeria has been granted the green light to benefit from the $4 million (N600 million using official rate) from the United Nations (UN) Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and

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Aug, 07 2011

Piloting REDD safeguards principles

Nigeria has initiated pilot programmes on two related Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) strategies that seek to ensure that REDD activities do not have adverse impact on non-carbon interests.

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10 July 2011

Concern Over Stalled Forest Carbon Project

Nearly a year after an agreement involving the Federal Government and a duo of environmental management firms was finalised, fears are being expressed over the prospects of the accord, which appears to be mired.

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Jul, 03 2011

Looking ahead Durban amid baton change

Despite a whole range of national efforts, Nigeria’s environmental performance on the global scene still appears dismal. In fact, the 56.2 score recorded in a recent Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks the country 126th out of 149 nations surveyed.

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Jun 7, 2011

Togo, Nigeria Have Highest Rates of Deforestation, Study Shows

Togo, Nigeria and Ghana have the biggest rates of deforestation out of 65 nations, according to a study described by its authors as the most comprehensive analysis of tropical forests.

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April 7, 2011

Low fertilizer use drives deforestation in West Africa, imperils REDD implementation says new study

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April 7, 2011

Slash-and-burn threatens African forests

IBIDAN, Nigeria, April 7 (UPI) -- Farming of crops like cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degradation of West Africa's tropical forest area, a study says.

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Mar, 27 2011

Ecuador, not Nigeria, grabs $4m UN-REDD fund

Nigeria’s high expectations at accessing funds to effectively kickstart its National Programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) were somewhat dashed last week in far away Da Lat, Viet Nam, where a gathering of experts took stock of the climate change mitigation strategy.

But an innovative interim funding grant to the nation along with hopes for a better tomorrow seems to serve as a welcome consolation to the beleaguered delegates.


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