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The Environment Communications

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The Environment Communications Ltd

The Environment Communications Limited is an integrated environmental communications company.  We also provide support in formulating environmental policies, compliance solutions as well as  tracking/monitoring environmental crimes in order to help public and private organizations that operate in critical sectors such as Telecommunications, Maritime, Healthcare, Aviation, Automobile, Infrastructural Development, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas among others implement modernization and transformation programmes.

Though environmental protection strategies are public sector driven in most of the third world countries, the peculiarities of the Nigerian environment as well as our ever growing concern about the state of our planet has informed our adoption of a private sector driven approach which we consider very pragmatic and an innovative development with the potential of ensuring that the environment is safe guarded and improved upon in line with the country’s developmental objectives.

Our mission is to go beyond the ordinary to positively impact excellence in environmental protection, improvement and sustainable development.

Our core values are principles that guide the way we live and act as a people and we believe in them passionately.

AREA OF PRESENT AND FUTURE FOCUS:

Effective communications strategies, strategic environmental and social issues related to environmental pollution, climate change, global warming & human health, conservation, clean development mechanism, pre and post environmental assessments, environmental sensitivity / responsibility, relationship management, desertification, social effects of development, carbon credit, low carbon economy / green business initiative / renewable energy and environmental education / awareness campaign.

GENERAL INFORMATION (Milestones)

  • Media Partners to the 7th World Future Energy Summit – Abu Dhabi 2014
  • Abstract reviewers, researchers and speakers for the Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research 4th Annual Scientific Conference (Impact of Climatic Change on health: Identifying the research gaps). November 2013.
  • Corporate and Brand Marketing Consultants to the Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar (August 2013 Till Date).
  • Event and Media Managers for the International Conference on Oceanography (Calabar, Cross River State). November 2013.
  • Environmental Communication Specialists to the Federal Ministry of Health (on Health and Climate Change). (June 2012 Till Date).
  • Communication Consultants to the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP (on communicating Climate Change National Awareness campaign). (April 2012 Till Date).
  • Communication Consultants to UNISPACE Nigeria Limited and Global Oxygen Development Corporation New York (on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the carbon credit). (May 2011 Till Date).
  • Siemens AG’s Communication Ambassadors to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, in Durban, South Africa (November December 2011).
  • Strategic Partnership with Skye Bank Plc on Carbon Credit and CDM Projects.
  • Special Strategic Partner / Communication Consultants to the Special Climate Change Unit of the Federal Ministry of Environment. (March 2007 Till Date).
  • Carbon Credit Communication Consultants to the Special Climate Change Unit of the Federal Ministry of Environment.
  • Carbon Credit Communication Consultants to the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment / Lagos Carbon Credit Centre (LC3).
  • Consultants / Communication Managers for the NATIONAL CARBON CREDIT TRAIN – A Strategic Concept for enhancing sustainable national development and poverty reduction in Nigeria.
  • Conveners / Event Managers for the 2010 Lagos State Carbon Credit Awareness Campaign.
  • Carbon Credit Communication Consultants for the 4th and 5th Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project registration in Nigeria (October and December, 2010)
  • Communications advisory services / Media relations for Platform Petroleum Limited on the registration of Nigeria’s 4th CDM project (Asuokpu/Umutu Marginal Field platformpetroleum.com.ng/news6.html) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC (October, 2010)
  • Consultants to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Climate Change.
  • Conveners /Event Managers for the 2009 Strategic National Sensitization Campaign on Climate Change March Towards Copenhagen.
  • Consultants / Event Managers for the 2009 World Maritime Day celebrations Climate Change: A Challenge For IMO Too!
  • Consultants / Event Managers for the Official flag off of the National Climate Change Awareness Programme / Abuja City Storm.
  • Consultancy services to the Drought & Desertification Amelioration Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment.
  • Conveners /Event Managers for the 2008 World Desertification Day (Bauchi 2008).
  • Support services to Lagos State Waste Management Authority on Environmental Communication (Medical Waste Management).
  • Support services to Ogun State Ministry of Environment on awareness campaign (Flood and Erosion Control).
  • Consultants to Oyo state government on the resuscitation of Agodi Zoological Garden, Ibadan.
  • Strategic partnership with AFRIKOKO papers Inc on waste to wealth projects.
  • Strategic Partnership with International Energy Insurance Plc (IEI Plc) on environmental education.
  • Strategic partnership with FADE (Fight Against Desert Encroachment) on desertification.
  • Strategic partnership with CATE (Children And the Environment) on children environmental education and development.
  • Strategic Partnership with Oceanic International Bank Plc on Climate Change Projects.
  • Strategic Partnership with First Bank Nigeria Plc on Climate Change Projects.
  • Regulatory Advocacy and Relationship Management consultancy for Dangote Group.
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Consultants to Industrial Farms Limited:
  • To develop, coordinate, register and market CDM projects for earning carbon credit from its forests and tree plantations, covering more than 4,440 acres of land in Kobape, Mosunmore, Masafejo, ApenaAfara, Balogun and Oke-Ore in Ogun State, with over One million trees.
  • Publishers of:

(1)       THE ENVIRONMENT MAGAZINE

Published since October 2000, The Environment magazine is a subscription based publication with 100 percent of its quality coverage devoted to environmental matters in Nigeria and beyond.

(2)       NATIONAL GUIDELINE FOR CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM) IN NIGERIA

(3)       CLIMATE CHANGE: CHALLENGES AND CONSEQUENCES IN NIGERIA

(4)       YOU CAN SAVE THE PLANET

info@theenvironmentonline.com

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Always Green Power & Systems Limited

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 VICTOR FODEKE – A 1988/89 Fulbright Exchange Fellow (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow) is the Founder and Member of Board of Trustees of AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK a.k.a. EANet Africa.

Areas of specialization 

  • Environmental Security, Climate Change, Water Quality, Marine Environmental Protection and Social Entrepreneur. Obtained several Professional Certificate/ Fellowship in Water and Wastewater treatment techniques; Post-graduate Certificate in Air and Water Pollution from Industries (France 1983 and University of Ghent, Belgium 1985 (TOXICOLOGY). An Intern of District 13th of the United States Coast Guard with specialization in (a) Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures. (b) Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Protection.  He is one of the few trained specialists on “Incident Response to Toxic/ Hazardous substances, and Personnel Protection (United States, Environment Protection Agency’s Hazardous Waste Academy at Cincinnati, Ohio State).  Initiated actions towards the enactment of the first ever “National Standards for Environmental Pollution Control in Nigeria “FEPA Green Book” which later became enacted into FEPA Regulations S.1.8, S. 1.9 and S.1. 15.  Initiated actions towards the establishment of the First Inspectorate and Enforcement Department of FEPA, 1991.  Established the first Nigerian-Industries and Environment Roundtable, Kaduna 1991 (Industrial Pollution Abatement Committee  IPAC)
  • Pioneer of the Koko Toxic Waste Evacuation Exercise.
  • Initiated the establishment of the first Northern State Chapter of the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and became its first President in 1991.
  • Member of many National Environmental Investigation and Remediation Programmes.
  • Contributed to the first National Industrial Blueprint for the Federal Ministry of Industries.
  • Represented Nigeria at various international conferences and seminars. .
  • He is Honorary Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Advance Legal Studies, UNILAG.
  • Represented Nigeria at the 3rd Commonwealth International Environmental Management Seminar in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1993.
  • Former Vice Chairman of Earth Day Committee in Nigeria Pioneering networking strategy with other Environmental Non-Government Organization (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that has now crystallized into “Abuja NGO FORUM” and “Business Roundtable on the Environment”. Computer literate worked with the Marine Safety Information System (MSIS) of the 13TH District of the US Coast Guard in Puget Sound, Seattle, WA. USA.
  • A 1996 winner of the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jnr. Award for initiating the innovative collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for PARTICIPATORY Integrated Community Development Programme.
  • Appointed ASHOKA FELLOW in 1997.
  • Widely traveled, and multilingual with six international Fellowships.
  • 1998 – Appointed Zonal Director Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) of Nigeria in the western operational area of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
  • In 2000, was appointed the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oil Spill Response of the National Committee for Cleaning the Niger Delta.
  • Elevated to the rank of DEPUTY DIRECTOR on 1st January, 2000.
  • 2002 – Appointed Federal Controller of Environment by the Federal Ministry of Environment.
  • Member of National Select Team of “FIRST RESPONDERS” to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -October, 2003.
  • In 1993, won the “Commonwealth International Environmental Management Seminar in Halifax”, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1993. Currently, the Vice Chairman of Earth Day Committee in Nigeria Pioneering networking strategy with other Environmental Non-Government Organization (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that will soon crystallized into “Abuja NGO FORUM” and “Business Roundtable on the Environment”. Computer literate
  • Former Intern with the 13TH District of the US Coast Guard in Puget Sound, Seattle, WA. USA.
  • A 1996 winner of the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jnr. Award for initiating the innovative collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for PARTICIPATORY Integrated Community Development Programme.
  • Appointed ASHOKA FELLOW in 1997.
  • Widely traveled, and multilingual with six international Fellowships.
  • 1998 appointed Zonal Director in the Western operational area of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, by the defunct Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) of Nigeria.
  • Elevated to the rank of DEPUTY DIRECTOR on 1st January, 2000.
  • Appointed Federal Controller of Environment in 2002 by the Federal Ministry of Environment.
  • Appointed Chairman FEPA “Sub-Committee on Oil Spill Response” that produced the First ever “National Oil Spill Contingency Plan” and laid the framework for the establishment of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency(NOSDRA) in close collaboration with Prof Hilary Inyang
  • Member of National Select Team of “FIRST RESPONDERS” to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -October, 2003.
  • In 2008 – Appointed Head/ Special Climate Change Unit, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria, as well as the Designated National Authority (DNA), and Focal Point Person for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).
  • As Nigeria’s Lead Negotiator, Designated National Authority (DNA) and Focal Point for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), led Nigeria to the Conference of Parties (COP)/ Meeting of Parties (MOP) 14 in Poznan 2008, and COP/MOP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009.
  • 2008-2009 Former Resource Specialist to the National Focal Point for Counter-Terrorism, Department of State Security (DSS).
  • Member of the Technical Committee of Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC).
  • In 2010 as Co-Chair of African Group of Negotiators in the UNFCCC negotiation process.
  • Former Member of “Expert Group on Feasibility Study and Impact Assessment of Possible Market-Based Measures (MBM-EG)” of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – Representing Nigeria.
  • In 2010 – Member and National Focal Point for the World Bank “Clean Technology Fund (CTF)” Representing Africa.
  • 2008 – 2010 As the Nation’s Designated National Authority (DNA) for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects led the country in the registration of FIVE CDM projects in TWO YEARS.
  • 2010 – 2013. Member of the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • 2011 Appointed Technical Adviser to African Union Commission on Climate Change
  • . 2013 – CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS ADVISORY BOARD OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE NETWORK NIGERIA
  • 2013 – Appointed Member, Technical Advisory Board of Espera Global Corporation
  • Consulting Partnership /Adviser- Governments, Private Sector Non-Governmental & Faith Based Organizations in Nigeria on Environment, Carbon Assets Management &Environmental Security & Climate Change

Dr. Victor Fodeke is the Chairman/CEO of Always Green Power & Systems Limited.

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