Environmental News – Lagos To Generate Energy From Waste & More
Lagos Plan To Generate Energy From Garbage
The Lagos State Government has proposed a new model from energy in its approach to environmental waste management.
According to the state government, Olusosun, a popular landfill that has been a dumping ground for years, will soon become a model for the urban renewal and waste to wealth initiatives being undertaken by the state.
The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, while announcing the inauguration of the ‘Cleaner Lagos Initiative’, said the government was committed to finding renewable energy sources for the grossly under served parts of the state’ [Read More]
Why We Replaced Monthly Sanitation With Cleaner Lagos Initiative
Described as new thinking that will revolutionalise solid wastes management, Lagos State government has disclosed a new system of managing solid wastes that would see to the overhauling of the old order of wastes management in the state starting from the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA’ [Read More]
UNEP Faults Nigeria, Others on Non-Implemenation of Environmental Laws
The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), has faulted Nigeria and most African countries for not implementing existing environmental laws.
UNEP Representative, Mr. Robert Wabunoha, made the revelation while speaking at a national workshop on Review of Environmental Enforcement Guidelines.
He stressed that UNEP has worked to support countries on compliance and enforcement dates back to decades’ [Read More].
Nigerian Government Commits To Environmental Protection
The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, has restated Federal Government’s commitment to empowering Nigerians. Actions to protect the environment to achieve sustainable development were also discussed.
Mohammed said this in Abuja on Friday at an event to mark her one year in office.
She said “empowering people, taking climate action and protecting the environment are at the heart of changing the new narrative and putting Federal Ministry of Environment firmly on the path to sustainable development.’’ She recalled that after Nigeria signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the ministry embarked on nationwide tour to assess the gravity of environmental challenges and interact with the concerned communities.
“At the end of the tour, we were gaining firsthand experience of the ecological challenges facing Nigeria.
“The tour took us to states such as Lagos South West on issues of coastal erosion and urban slums, Imo and Anambra States on erosion watershed.
“We also visit Rivers State on Niger Delta Clean up, Kano/Jigawa in North West on industrial pollution and Yobe and Borno states in North East on issues of desertification.” [Read More].
Proven: Human Activity Affects Weather
New evidence of human influence on extreme weather events – after examining observational and simulated temperature, the research team concluded that there are two separate deadly heat waves. This heat waves occurred in India and Pakistan in the summer of 2015 and ‘were exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change’ [Read More].