Gazette Nigeria reported that climate experts have called on the federal Nigerian government to halt the issuance of coal mining licenses in Nigeria due to the environmental threat it causes on indigenous communities. Environmental organisation 350Africa.org says there’s a need for urgent actions to limit the impact of climate changes across the world. Referencing a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the organisation said, “The UN report warned that earth is warming more rapidly than expected, a situation attributed to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. The report further revealed that climate impacts being experienced across the globe are expected to worsen. This points to a need for urgent, sustained action to lower greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change.”The climate experts from 350Africa.org said Nigeria was already experiencing climate impacts through flooding, desert encroachment, and rapidly increasing droughts in different parts of the country.Other climate defenders have also highlighted the threat posed by coal mining to the environment and the local communities in Nigeria and called on the Federal government to accelerate plans to transition away from coal use.