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Egba Summit asks govt to resume Lagos-Ibadan road repair


The Egba Economic Summit, a socio-economic group in Ogun State, has called on the Federal Government to resume the on-going reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and prevent it from deteriorating further. The Lagos-Ibadan road is being redeveloped at a cost of N167 billion. The Lagos-Sagamu stretch of the road is being redeveloped by Julius Berger while the Sagamu-Ibadan axis is ...

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Morocco builds world’s largest concentrated solar power plant


It may be famous for its meandering medinas and the scenic Atlas Mountains, but Morocco might soon make its name as a solar superpower. The north-western African nation is building the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant, which will supply electricity to 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018, according to the World Bank. The plant is being constructed in a 30 ...

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Household biogas systems improve lives in Nepal


Health and wellbeing in Nepal are being improved, thanks to a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme bringing clean-burning cookstoves to households in place of smoky traditional stoves. The inspiring story of the Nepal Biogas Support Programme was on Tuesday, November 3 told with the premiere of video screened for climate change officials from across Asia taking part in a workshop ...

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Star-studded climate reality broadcast to usher in COP 21

Former US Vice President Al Gore at the premiere of 'An Inconvenient Truth' in Tokyo

Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore to lead round-the-clock call to action on Nov. 13-14 from climate experts, activists, celebrities and musicians Seeking to generate momentum for strong action on climate from world leaders in the final days before the UN climate talks in Paris, former US Vice President and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project ...

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Nations agree on actions to save saiga antelopes


Saiga range countries and experts convene in Tashkent following saiga mass mortality event At a UN backed meeting organised by the UNEP-Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) from 26 to 29 October 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, governments and conservationists agreed on a concrete set of measures to restore saiga populations in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. More than 70 participants attended ...

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Peruvian denounces illegal deforestation of 5,000 hectares of nation’s Amazon

Roberto guimaraes Vazquez

Robert Guimaraes Vasquez, a leader of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people in Peru’s Amazon, is in London campaigning against deforestation and human rights violation in the bid to highlight the destruction of his people’s traditional lands by an international agribusiness group and member of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm oil), a global body that certifies that the production and ...

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New Nairobi centre opens new vista for continental energy access

Akinwumi Adesina

A major step was taken on Monday, November 2, 2015 towards greater access to electric power, safer electric and electronic products and overall better conditions for economic development, with the official opening of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Africa Regional Centre (IEC-AFRC). The official opening ceremony took place in Nairobi, Kenya in the presence of high level government officials of ...

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Stakeholders address ways to implement global biodiversity plan

Some 600 delegates from around the world will gather together in Montreal, Canada, this week starting from this morning to examine the effectiveness of measures taken by Governments to implement the global biodiversity agenda and mainstream biodiversity into sustainable development through implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Discussions will focus on policy coherence and the monitoring of progress in achieving ...

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Empowering local government’s climate resilience

Kofo Adeleke of CCDI

A daylong forum that held a couple of weeks ago in Lagos at the instance of the Community Development and Conservation Initiatives (CCDI) sought to disseminate information on a Participatory Risk Reduction and Management blueprint which the Amuwo Odofin Local Government and its community members produced in partnership with CCDI and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The vision, discloses Kofo Adeleke ...

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Campaigners urge Green Climate Fund to shun HSBC, Credit Agricole


Campaigners have urged the UN’s Green Climate Fund to reject the involvement of HSBC and Credit Agricole, ahead of COP21. A group of 88 NGOs, charities and academic bodies has penned an open letter to the board of the GCF, claiming that the accreditation of the two banks, which is currently being considered, would “pose serious reputational and moral risk ...

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