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World Environment Day: What nature has connected can’t be separated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

At a Forest Town Hall Meeting held on Monday, June 5, 2017 to observe this year’s edition of the World Environment Day, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), emphasises that man must not be disconnected from Mother Earth, and that what Nature has connected, no person or government can put asunder The theme of this year’s World ...

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World Environment Day: Nigeria yet to demonstrate commitment to environmental issues – ERA

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

As the world commemorates the World Environment Day with the theme, “Connecting people to nature”, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Nigerian government to go beyond joining the rest of the world to commemorate the event, and to take concrete actions to resolve the myriad of environmental challenges of oil pollution, deforestation, erosion ...

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World Environment Day: We’ll continue to demand for justice – HOMEF


The Benin City, Edo State-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) held a Forest Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 in commemoration of World Environment Day in Abuja. The meeting was attended by about 150 people, including representatives from forest communities, civil society organisations (CSOs), government and the media. At the meeting, it was resolved that the organisation ...

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Former health minister, Babatunde Osotimehin, passes on

Babatunde Osotimehin

Nigeria’s former health minister and the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, has passed on. The UN Under-Secretary-General and former head of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) reportedly died in the early hours of Monday, June 5, 2017. Born February 6, 1949, the 68-year-old at a time served as Provost ...

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Paris accord pull-out: Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

Njeri Kabeberi

Denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International has said the decision will cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration ...

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Bilbao hosts maiden authors’ forum for GHG inventories guidelines

Kiyoto Tanabe

More than 190 experts will meet in Bilbao from Wednesday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to begin work on a new Methodology Report to update the guidelines countries use for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals, bringing them into line with the new requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The meeting will launch the preparation of the new ...

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Authors of IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report hold second meeting

UK Met Office

The authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C meet from Monday, June 5 to Friday June 9, 2017 in Exeter, UK, for the Second Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report. This meeting, bringing together 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries, intensifies work on the Special Report, which will be ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Global marine protected area target to be achieved by 2020 – CBD

cristiana pasca palmer

With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the world is on track to protect over 10% of the globe’s marine areas by 2020, announced Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This target was agreed by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010, and was also adopted by Member States ...

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Images: Faces at GEF-UNDP renewable energy inception workshop


A three-day inception workshop that held from Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, 2017 in Calabar, Cross River State signalled the official commencement of the projects tagged: “De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA for the Nigerian Power Sector” and “Sustainable Fuel Wood Management in Nigeria”. Promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of Nigeria ...

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