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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Government may hasten regulations for implementation of tobacco law

On the occasion of this year’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) wants the Federal Ministry...

Shell launches energy efficiency campaign in Nigeria

Energy Efficiency Shell on Monday in Lagos announced that it would launch a major public service campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st May 2016,...

Death threats in Peruvian Amazon as community sues government over land rights

Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organisation FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peru’s...

Concern over poor sanitation-induced high child mortality

Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF), a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on national, state, and local governments to work towards increasing access...

Why menstruation matters, by WaterAid

Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for...

CBD hails launch of Healthy Environment, Healthy People

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, has welcomed a new UNEP report on environment and health...

Ministers draft resolutions to drive Sustainability Agenda, Paris Agreement

The world’s environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, passed far reaching...

State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country,...

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Africa proposes treaty sales ban on mercury skin lighteners

Recently, the African Region proposed to amend the Minamata Convention to ban the sale and offering of sales of...
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$38tr in yearly damages: World economy committed to income reduction of 19% due to climate change

Even if CO2 emissions were to be drastically cut down starting today, the world economy is already committed to an...

Govt collaborates with environmental practitioners’ institute on sustainability

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Abuja expressed determination to partner with the Institute...

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Africa proposes treaty sales ban on mercury skin lighteners

Recently, the African Region proposed to amend the Minamata...
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