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‘Carbon Law’ offers pathway to halve emissions, say researchers

On the eve of this year’s Earth hour (March 25), researchers are proposing a solution in the Friday, March 24, 2017 edition of the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue that a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or “carbon law” of halving emissions every decade, could catalyse disruptive ...

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Ogun to sanction industries without EIS

As part of its resolve to ensure that the citizens of Ogun State live in a safe and healthy environment, the state government has said that it will impose strict sanctions on industries without Environmental Impact Study (EIS) approval from the state Ministry of Environment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, represented by the team leader, Ogun State Environmental Sanitation Task ...

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Fellowship programme seeks 2017 associates

The Women Green Fellowship (WGF) programme has opened application for the 4th cohort of the fellowship. It will close on Friday, March 31, 2017. “We are looking for women who desire to change the way things are done and want to improve it,” says Ayodele Taofiq-Fanida, Director, Women Green Fellowship. Taofiq-Fanida adds: “Women Green Fellowship is a place to ignite ...

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AfDB’s ADEA Triennale 2017 to feature Nigerian, Idowu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has picked Nigeria youth campaigner and digital media expert, Olumide Idowu, to Manage Social Media and Communications during the upcoming ADEA Triennale 2017 in Senegal later this month. He will support the Social Media and Communications team of Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in Senegal. The ADEA Triennale (formerly Biennale) is said to be one ...

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Climate change, biodiversity frameworks now require accelerated implementation

“Certain kinds of responses to global climate change pose serious risks to biodiversity and ecosystem services, which is why decision -makers need the best-available science when setting policy and allocating resources.” This was the keynote message on Tuesday, March 7 2017 from Prof. Guy Midgley, an expert on global change biology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, addressing representatives ...

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International Women’s Day: Stakeholders advocate for women, girls’ empowerment

In the light of the 2017 International Women’s Day, Executive Secretary, Youth Empowerment Foundation, Mrs Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, has said that women are overburdened in running the day-to-day affairs of their homes and urgent solution is required to turn things around. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day campaign, “BeBoldForChange”, is a call to the masses and the women to help ...

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Optimism as Clean-up Nigeria scrubs Isolo

It was indeed a green party of sorts in Isolo on the Saturday, February 25 2017 as youths, passionate for a cleaner Lagos, came out en-mass under the African Clean-up Initiative platform for “Clean-up Isolo” in an event tagged, “Green Valentine Clean-Up Special”. The event, which marked the 13th clean-up exercise of the Clean-up Nigeria project, an African Clean-up initiative, was organised ...

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YVE Nigeria lauds Amina Mohammed

The Young Volunteers for Environment (YVE) Nigeria has described the appointment of Amina J. Mohammed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations as a round peg in a round hole. The organisation, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Sunday, March 5 2017, described her as a leading light on sustainable development issues. The statement, endorsed by Executive ...

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Idowu selected Mexico DRR platform’s committee member

Youth campaigner and digital specialist, Olumide Idowu, has emerged as Organising Committee Member for 7th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Mexico. He will lead the Social Media team for the upcoming United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform on DRR in Mexico to represent the Youth and Children in Mexico. The Global Platform for ...

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Five African countries in focus as civil society engages in GCF process

Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco and Ghana have been listed as focused countries under a fresh initiative involving civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Tagged the ‘‘Civil Society Organisations Readiness to the Green Climate Fund – focus Africa’’, the project, which is being anchored by the Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), was ...

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