Wednesday 14th November 2018
Home / 2015 / September

Monthly Archives: September 2015

Groups seek end to planned water privatisation in Ogun

water

Plans by the Ogun State government to privatise water through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model promoted by the World Bank is a recipe to enslave citizens of the state and generations yet born, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) have said. ...

Read More »

Acid rain threatens life in Uganda

dried-up

Every time it rains, Barbra Nyawiza, a teacher at Ngaara Primary School in Mbarara district, gets reactions. She sneezes and snoots. Scientists believe this primary school teacher is most likely allergic to rain. Jeconeous Musingwire, an environmental scientist, believes Nyawiza is sensitive to acidic pollutants in the rain. He says such pollutants are a result of gases emitted from industries ...

Read More »

Benue asks Dangote Cement to be environment friendly

cement-factory

The Benue State House of Assembly has called on Dangote Cement Company in Gboko, Benue State, to own up to her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and adhere to proper Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the discharge of their duty. The state Assembly made this known on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 during plenary and in debate on the Report of the ...

Read More »

SDGs will only succeed if successful in Africa

Caroline-Kende-Robb

September 2015 saw the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This has been a long journey for many. To highlight the challenges and opportunities facing Africa, the Africa Progress Panel (APP) has just released a publication titled, “Global Goals, African Realities: Building a Sustainable Future for ALL“. These new international targets to improve people’s lives and protect life on the ...

Read More »

Achieving long-term solution to forest fire and haze in Indonesia

Peatland-Indonesia

Fifty years ago, Indonesia was rich with pristine forest. And then – boom! Between 1980 and 2000 – a timber logging boom. Illegal logging followed – so, another boom in the 10 years from 2000, and then the palm oil boom came after that. Pristine forest was severely logged and turned into degraded forest. What was left was slashed and burned, made ...

Read More »

Biopalm: Cameroon communities left in the dark

Cameroon

For the last two months, the Bantu and Bagyeli communities of Bella have watched as workers from a forestry company have entered their territory and started razing their forest lands. Removal of logs has damaged their crops, and has come so close to houses as to put them at risk of damage from the felling. Government officials, who informed community ...

Read More »

ERA/FoEN, 40 others back Kenya over BAT litigation

James-Macharia-Health-cabin

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and about 40 other organisations from across Africa and around the world have submitted a letter of support to Cabinet Secretary for Health, James Macharia, as the Kenyan Ministry of Health prepares to defend itself from litigation brought by British American Tobacco (BAT) which the groups accuse of employing litigation to ...

Read More »

Group demands climate justice for women

Priscilla Achakpa

The Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has called on the Federal Government to ensure climate justice for women by implementing policies and programmes that increase clean energy access for Nigerian urban and rural poor women. The call was made on Monday in a statement endorsed by Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of the WEP. According to her, the call became necessary due ...

Read More »

UNGA: African leaders failed to show climate change commitment

Mithika

In a statement on the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) meeting in preparation for COP21, African Civil Society insists that Heads of States from the continent missed a huge opportunity in New York to show the world their commitment to climate change The 70th UN General Assembly taking place in New York provided an ...

Read More »

President Buhari urged to probe N9.2b cookstove deal

cookstoves

Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe transactions related to the N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS). In a statement issued on Monday, September 28, 2015, Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, stated that, after over six months of frequent engagement with stakeholders both in private and public sector on the ...

Read More »