Saturday, June 28, 2014

PAMACC set to boost new Media Academy for African Climate Journalists

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Journalists of the Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change, PAMACC, have resolved to give a boost to the newly created media academy for African journalists reporting on climate change and the environment dubbed TAAFA. The resolve was taken at a sideline meeting during the 2nd edition of “The ACCER Awards organized by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance in Nairobi-Kenya, June 22-25, 2014.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Students commit to a healthy environment to mitigate climate change

By Kofi Adu Domfeh

A decade ago, an entire forest had to give way for infrastructure development in establishing the Catholic University College at Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana.

The change in the ecology has been a cause of concern to students and the university’s faculty.

Conscious of the importance of trees in the global changing climate, there is now a drive to re-green the university community whilst conserving remaining tree species within and around the campus.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Finalists for the 2nd ACCER Awards announced in Nairobi

 By Isaiah Esipisu

Finalists for the 2014 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards were announced on the June 5, the World Environment Day at a colorful event in Nairobi.

Speaking during the event, Mulei Muiya, Kenya’s Director for Environment, Water and Natural Resources noted that climate change had become a huge threat, referring to the recent scary assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns of accelerated extreme events of sea level rise, drought and floods in the near future.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Climate change, Ebola and Lassa fever

By Greg Odogwu
For those who still doubt the reality of a warming Earth, there is now undeniable evidence that global temperatures are increasing. Of course, no one would now give the excuse that the statistics authenticating climate change are based on scientific mumbo jumbo; they are now based on direct temperature measurements and observations of other impacts such as melting glaciers and polar ice, rising sea levels, and changes in the lifecycles of plants and animals.

Nigeria's National Conference and The Environment

By Greg Odogwu
It was quite refreshing to watch as the Committee on Environment submitted its report at the ongoing National Conference. Considering that matters affecting the environment have always been put in the back burner when national issues are discussed, the sight and sound of statesmen and key stakeholders discussing these vital concerns on live television can only be described as music to one’s ears. 

Challenges before Nigeria's New Environment Minister

By Michael Etta
Expectations are very high that the new Environment Minister, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, will learn and avoid the mistakes of her predecessors, and take concrete steps to address the daunting challenges bedeviling growth in Nigeria’s environment sector. In this piece, Etta Michael Bisong, x-rays some problems that if genuinely tackled will drastically reduce the increasing impacts of climate change and promote the concept of sustainable development among Nigerians.