After two weeks of topsy-turvy consultations and negotiations at their 17th conference, the 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, finally adopted a package of decisions aimed at guiding global efforts to address the cause and impacts of global warming.
The plight of the international carbon market sector, already made dire by the financial crisis in Europe, appears to have been further compounded by uncertainties surrounding fallouts from the recently-held United Nations (UN) climate change conference in Durban, South Africa.
After residing in Okun Alfa Community by the Alpha Beach in Lagos for eight years, Azuka Ezemakam moved out a few weeks ago. He says he did so because he felt his life and means of livelihood were at risk following the ocean surge and coastal erosion that have ravaged the quiet, semi-urban settlement in recent years.
An international body of planning and built environment experts has urged African governments and development agencies to accept the realities of existing urban conditions, and take strides to manage and enable poor urban populations to find their dignity and security of livelihood.
NIMASA stays defiant despite presidential directive