Climate change is aggravating an erosion crisis in Nigeria that is wrecking buildings, roads and farmland. Damage may cost up to $100 million a year
Some African governments are regretting the ambition of emissions targets submitted towards the Paris Agreement, say advisers
A new round of reforms will address fraud, corruption and cronyism in the oil import sector, but they require careful handling by central government
Move by sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy increases chance the UN climate pact could enter into force this year
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NEWS: Climate change makes Lake Chad fertile territory for extremism, experts say after Boko Haram massacre of up to 2,000 people
NEWS: Drought, famine and crop failures could destabilise 32 countries in Africa and Asia, warn risk analysts
NEWS: Ositadinma Nebo says country will invest in coal and gas power for national grid to combat urban blackouts
Fossil fuel subsidy cuts have been targeted by the World Bank, G20 and climate campaigners. While Iran is setting an example, Egypt struggles to cut the cord
World Future Council report suggests supporting clean energy efforts in Africa would give continent huge economic boost
Nigeria could save US$1.4 billion a year and avoid using 17.3 million barrels of crude oil if it used modern off-grid lighting solutions
Today’s top headlines: US storms could threaten region’s ozone layer, EU Energy Commissioner praises unconventional fossil fuels and UNEP chief praises London Olympics.
Jack Hamilton explores how increasing levels of violence in Nigeria and West Africa can be explained by the effects of desertification and climate change
Olumide Idowu, from the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition talk to RTCC about the work they do, the reasons why they do it and why working in Nigeria is not always easy.
In the eighth of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio Club reports RTCC is hosting, Irini Roumboglou finds out how efficient wood stoves are helping to tackle the problems of deforestation and desertification in Nigeria.
Professor Eli Jidere Bala from the Energy Commission in Nigeria spoke to RTCC about the country’s potential for renewable energy, and the role the private sector will have in making it a reality.