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#ClimateChange: @WorldBank Donates $30m to #Nigeria

Nigeria - 17th June, 2015 - As Nigeria marks the World Environment Day, the World Bank has said it is providing the sum of $30 million as critical support for Nigeria’s response to climate change.

Speaking during this year’s celebration with the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, Mr Amos, a representative of World Bank also stated that the Bank is in strong partnership with the federal government, particularly with ministry of environment in identifying key priority environmental issues.

He said this partnership will help revise land and other forms of degradation.

”We are also supporting the efforts of the ministry and government in revising the unacceptable vibes rate of deforestation.”

While urging that resources are consumed with care, he said we should take into consideration how our personal consumption impact our immediate environment.

On her part the permanent secretary of the ministry of environment Mrs Fatima Mede stated that there is evidence that humanity is consuming more natural resources than the planet can provide in a sustainable basis. She said it is projected that by 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same, “we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.”

Complied by: Evelyn Okoruwa

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