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CBD/COP13 forum focuses on business opportunities

Tatiana Ramos  CBD/COP13 forum focuses on business opportunities Tatiana

Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 December 2016. Bringing together more than 250 experts from businesses, governments and NGOs, the focus of the 2016 Business ...

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El Salvador develops NDC roadmap with adaptation component

Lina Pohl  El Salvador develops NDC roadmap with adaptation component Honorable Vice Minister Lina Pohl e1480721830165

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) together with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in El Salvador recently held a workshop to help stakeholders improve the understanding of the Paris Agreement and discuss how mitigation measures such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) can serve as vehicles for ...

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Group demands access to water, sanitation for persons with disabilities

world toilet day  Group demands access to water, sanitation for persons with disabilities World Toilet Day 2009 040

As the world observes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, December 3 2016, WaterAid has reiterated the call for action from policymakers, local and national governments, and water and sanitation practitioners to ensure access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all, especially for marginalised and very vulnerable groups such as those living with disabilities. The international ...

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Benue expresses interest in IFAD programme

Sumaka Farm Site  Benue expresses interest in IFAD programme IMG 3233 e1480636694740

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has declared that Benue, being an agricultural state, is particularly interested in the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) assisted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Federal Government. According to the governor, who made the disclosure on Thursday, November 1, 2016 in his office in Makurdi while playing host to the ...

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Governments aim to stop global biodiversity decline as CBD/COP13 begins

Cancun  Governments aim to stop global biodiversity decline as CBD/COP13 begins Cancun

At a critical meeting opening on Friday, December 2 2016, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. At the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancún, Mexico, parties to the ...

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Over 2,000 scientists urge Trump to respect ‘scientific integrity and independence’

Donald Trump, US president  Over 2,000 scientists urge Trump to respect ‘scientific integrity and independence’ Donald e1476713071354

Call it the opening shot in a brewing war over scientific integrity in the future Trump administration. More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, have issued an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress, urging them to “adhere to high standards of scientific integrity and independence in responding to current and emerging public health and environmental health threats.” ...

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Germany heads G20, urged to mobilise action on climate change

Angela Merkel  Germany heads G20, urged to mobilise action on climate change Angela Merkel

Germany in Berlin on Thursday December 1 2016 took over the presidency of the G20 leading economies, a platform Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use to safeguard multilateral cooperation under threat following Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory. The nation outlined its mission for 2017 under the overarching motto of “Shaping an Interconnected World”. Environmentalists have however urged a Germany-led G20 ...

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Austria supports Vanatu’s renewable energy NAMA

Andrae Rupprechter  Austria supports Vanatu’s renewable energy NAMA Austria Vanuatu

At a signing ceremony on the margins of the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and the Ministry of Climate Change of Vanuatu signed a funding agreement amounting to $1 million to electrify rural areas. The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on “Rural Electrification in Vanuatu” aims to boost sustainable income ...

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Government formulates gas policy to boost clean cooking

Amina Mohammed  Government formulates gas policy to boost clean cooking Clean Cooking Forum 4

A National Gas Policy that will enhance quick adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a choice fuel for cooking in the country is in the pipeline, the Federal Government has said. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, who made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday, November 28 2016, during this year’s edition of the Nigeria Clean ...

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Fresh concern over endangered Irhue rainforest

Irhue Clan  Fresh concern over endangered Irhue rainforest Protest by the Oke community

There are fears that the Irhue Rainforest in Uhunmwode Local Government Area in Edo State, Nigeria, is under severe threat, no thanks to the activities of a multinational agro-allied firm. Residents and indigenes of Orhua, Oke, Umokpe and other villages of the Irhue Clan in Uhunmwode are having sleepless night over the fact that their God-given rich and diverse lowland ...

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