• Climate change fuelling Boko Haram, says Buhari

    Climate change fuelling Boko Haram, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said climate change contributed to the emergence of Boko Haram insurgency, citing the Lake Chad region.

    He disclosed this at the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco but added that Nigeria is taking urgent steps to combat adverse effects of climate change.

    The president also reminded the gathering of the agreement signed at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, United States of America, that climate threats and security threats go […]

  • Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Since Trump’s election victory on Tuesday, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement during climate talks involving 200 nations set to run until Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Trump has called global warming a hoax […]

  • Buhari departs for climate change conference in Morocco

    Buhari departs for climate change conference in Morocco

    President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP-22, in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 14-16, 2016, the Presidency said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday morning.

    The statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), further said: “President Buhari will participate in the official opening plenary on November 15 where he will deliver his national statement during the […]

  • Buhari signs Climate Change aggreement with France

    Buhari signs Climate Change aggreement with France

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is committed to reversing the negative trend of climate change in the country.

    He said this is the reason behind his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

    The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the Side Events of the 71st Session of the United Nations General […]

  • Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    President Muhammadu Buhari would, during his participation in the 71st UN General Assembly, sign the Paris Treaty on Climate, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said at a news conference in New York.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman for the Nigerian Mission to the UN, Mr Akinremi Bolaji, and released in Abuja on Saturday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally-binding global climate deal at the Paris climate conference (COP21) […]

  • US To Assist Nigeria On Climate Change

    US To Assist Nigeria On Climate Change

    The United States government has pledged to assist Nigeria in resolving challenges bordering on climate change in line with its bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

    The US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Mr Jonathan Pershing, who disclosed this in Abuja yesterday when he led a 5-man delegation to the Ministry of Environment, said that climate change has dire consequences on every aspect of life.

    “Climate change is one of those issues that no sector will avoid because it narrows to livelihood in agriculture […]