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28 October 2010

Nigeria: Country to Become Full Member of REDD

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Oct, 24 2010

Shining prospects for REDD participation

Nigeria’s prospects as a full REDD participating nation shone bright last Thursday as a week-long Scoping Mission by the United Nations REDD+ Programme that commenced in Calabar in Cross River State came to an emotional end in Abuja, the federal capital city.

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Oct 17, 2010

UN hails C-River’s forestry programme

The United Nations REDD Mission to Nigeria, has described the Cross River State Forestry Programme as an ambitious opposition to global warming.

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23 September 2010

Minister Makes Case for Carbon Credit Market

Lagos — The Minster of Environment, John Odey said since Nigeria now controls over 40 percent of the certified emission reduction in Africa, it can leverage on it to generate ingestible funds.

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August 23, 2010

Nigeria: Groups call for participation in forest activities

The Nigerian government should actively engage forest community dwellers and civil society groups in the ongoing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, (REDD), negotiation process; and adopt community forest management practices as one of the concrete solutions to climate change.

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FG to Fast-track Green Energy Devt Policy

The Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey, has said that the Federal Government is fast- tracking the implementation of sound policies to promote the development of green energy projects.

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Aug 5, 2010

Nigeria: Taraba to raise 20m seedlings by 2015, Commissioner

To boost its afforestation programme, the Taraba Government is to raise 20 million seedlings by 2015.
Mr Timothy Kataps, the Commissioner for  Environment and Urban Development, announced this on Thursday in Lankavir  during the official launching of the 2010 Tree Planting Campaign.

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8 July 2010

National Technical Committee on REDD Inaugurated

National Technical Committee on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) has been inaugurated. While inaugurating the   committee members, Minister of Environment, Mr.

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Nigeria, UN Partner to Reduce Deforestation

The Federal Government and the United Nations agency, the United Nations Development Programme yesterday commenced efforts to check forest destruction with the inauguration of the National Technical Committee on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Abu

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Jun, 27 2010

Nigeria Signs Copenhagen Climate Accord

Nigeria a couple of months ago endorsed the Copenhagen Accord when she submitted a letter in May to the United Nations indicating her association with the document. However, Nigeria did not provide any specific emission reduction targets as part of its commitment to the Accord.



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