climate change

Coal Mining and Gas Flaring

Uniting Against Coal Mining and Gas Flaring: Nigeria’s Path to Renewable Energy

By Ify Onyekwere The Lekeh Development Foundation (LEDEF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Coal Network and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), hosted their 3rd Annual Conference from the 8th of July to the 10th of July 2024, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The conference, themed “Unite to Resist Coal Mining and Gas Flaring in Nigeria,” […]

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Empowering Communities Through Research-Based Climate Solutions

By David Arome While the effects of climate change are indiscriminate and affect all, women are particularly vulnerable and disproportionately impacted. Despite being integral to the rural labor force, women engaged in agriculture and the rural economy encounter numerous challenges that undermine their productivity. For women, climate change is not just a distant threat; it’s

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Nigeria’s Innovative Solution to Tyre Waste: A Leap towards Sustainability

By Emem Ekanem In the heart of Nigeria, a groundbreaking initiative is reshaping the narrative on waste management, particularly the staggering issue of used tyre disposal. As the world grapples with the annual disposal of one billion tyres globally, Nigeria has become a focal point for sustainable waste practices. The tyre recycling project, initiated in

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Green Waves: Lagos Sets Sail Towards a Plastic-Free Horizon with Bold Ban

By Ify Onyekwere Plastic pollution, a global menace affecting ecosystems, climate change, and biodiversity, has prompted countries worldwide to take unprecedented measures. In the heart of this battle, Lagos State recently implemented a ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam packs. The Nigerian Youth Biodiversity Network (NYBN) and the Sustainable Environment Food and Agriculture Initiative (SEFAAI)

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Global Standard for Methanol Production and Carbon Capture Sets Stage for Net-Zero Emissions Revolution

By Ify Onyekwere In a significant stride towards achieving net-zero emissions, a new global standard has been established to guide methanol production and carbon capture efforts. This groundbreaking initiative seeks to revolutionize how methanol is produced, a versatile chemical used in various industries, while simultaneously addressing the pressing issue of climate change. Methanol, a key

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Reducing Food Waste: A Crucial Step Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production

By Ify Onyekwere Food waste is a primary concern affecting the immediate environment and economic and social development. Food waste is a significant problem in Nigeria, as it is in many other countries. Reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) show that approximately one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted yearly,

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