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Curbing earth’s devastating pollution

For those that may not be aware, our atmosphere is interconnected – irrespective of carbon emissions sources, and the resultant negative impacts courtesy of carbon emissions cuts across countries and continents. That’s why measures for emissions reduction require and should be our joint efforts, and nobody warrants exclusion. In view of the unabating pollution level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...

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Saving Africa’s ‘endangered’ forests

forest

The African forestry is severely endangered. This is a consensus shared by many forestry experts, policy makers and concerned stakeholders in the field across the continent. They believe that there is need to understand the issues plaguing the forests as well as exchange knowledge and experiences with themselves on ways to stop the loss of further forest areas and how ...

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244 Cameroonian farmers seek justice over land trespass

Palm oil plantation

Greenpeace Africa, who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years, launches a call in support for the communities Local communities affected by large-scale palm oil plantation have taken their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented the abuse made by ...

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Benefits of linking GCF and CDM, by study

Javier Manzanares

Linking the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and project developers. The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held last December in Paris, France mandated the CDM Executive Board to investigate the links between market mechanisms and climate ...

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Media practitioners advocate partnership towards sustainable environment

sustainable environment

The Central and West Africa Programme of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-PACO) workshop for media and communication experts on Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) practices kicked-off on Monday in Lome, Togo with participants from 12 countries of the of the Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services (BRICKS) Sahel and West Africa Programme advocating ...

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Flooding: Makoko residents seek govt intervention

Ambode

The residents of Makoko Community have appealed to the Lagos State Government to assist in clearing clogged canals that has led to flooding in the area. They said that the drainage and canal had not been cleared by the government since 2012, leading to flooding during rainy season. According to them, the situation has brought untold hardship, hindered their businesses ...

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Flooding identified a major cause of Lagosians’ concern

After crime, flooding has been identified as the next concern of most residents of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city. According to the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR-Lagos), a project being undertaken by the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC), flooding in Lagos is a city-wide phenomenon that is neither restricted to a particular part of the state ...

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MOSOP to launch Ogoni database ahead clean-up

Comrade Legborsi Saro Pyagbara

Ahead of the full implementation of the Ogoni clean-up, the apex mass-based organisation of the Ogoni people, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has commenced the process of generating a comprehensive database of graduates, contractors and artisans in Ogoniland. President of MOSOP, Comrade Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, made this known on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, ...

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Delhi, Dallas airports make history as carbon-neutral facilities

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

The Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, has become the first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific. Similarly, the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, USA, has been named North America’s first carbon neutral airport. The two airports were recently named along with France’s Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, located southwest of Nice, as being carbon neutral, bringing ...

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Oslo to halve emissions in four years

Oslo, Norway

Leftist city government in Oslo, the capital of Norway, last Wednesday issued its first “climate budget”, aiming to halve greenhouse gas emission within four years in one of the world’s most radical experiments to slow global warming. The budget, setting out annual goals to choke off emissions from cars, homes and businesses in the Norwegian capital, adds to a scheme ...

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