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Otodo Gbame: We’re shocked by Lagos govt’s excuse for demolition – CSOs

A coalition of civil society operatives has frowned at reasons given by the Lagos State Government for demolishing Otodo Gbame, an ancestral fishing settlement in Lekki, on Friday, March 17, 2017 despite a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts. The groups said in a joint statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, ...

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African civil society flays bid to ‘hijack’ renewable energy initiative

The African civil society has expressed reservations regarding what it terms efforts by the European Union and France to takeover the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a supposed African-owned and African-led initiative that was endorsed by all 55 African Heads of State to scale up renewable energy on the energy-starved continent. The AREI was launched by the African governments with ...

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Campaigners want Lagos to make new environment law public

Civil society and grassroots stakeholders in Lagos have demanded that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode make public the new environment law which, they said, he signed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The groups insisted that the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries of the Lagos State Government two weeks after it was signed has fuelled suspicion that its provisions are ...

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New Lagos Environment Bill: Activists vow to stop Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State may have bitten more than he can chew, in his bid to sign into law the New Environment Bill passed recently by the House of Assembly. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) have vowed to mobilise Lagosians to ensure that Governor Ambode is stopped from signing the ...

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Civil society speakers for UN climate, SDGs event
Ambassador Peter Thomson

President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will on Thursday, March 23 2017 convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Event for Action on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. ...

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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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Another world is indeed possible, says PACJA

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has again brought the world’s attention to Africa as thousands of movements from across the globe gathered in Montreal, Canada in the ongoing World Social Forum (Fórum Social Mundial in Portugese) (FSM2016) holding from August 9-14, 2016. The 2016 Forum is themed: “Another World Is Possible” The goal of the WSF 2016 is to ...

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Water security, sanitation must be for all by 2030 – CSOs insist

Civil society organisations under the banner of Africa civil society Network on Water and sanitation (ANEW) have called for an ambitious roadmap to achieving sustainable development goals on water and sanitation as necessary for national development plans of African countries. Presenting a statement to African Governments through the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), ANEW’s Doreen Wandera highlighted the urgent ...

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Africa must prioritise access to safe water to eradicate child mortality – CSOs

The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) has identified water insecurity induced-diarrhea as one of the largest killers of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The group’s Chairperson, Mrs Doreen Wandera, said this on Tuesday at the ongoing Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Wandera, quoting a 2016 WaterAid Water, Sanitation and ...

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CSOs deliberate on Paris Agreement, SDGs as AMCEN6 kicks-off

Ahead of the sixth special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for the 16th-19th April 2016, civil society consultations on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda began Friday morning in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in collaboration with Major ...

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