Wednesday 27th October 2021
Wednesday, 27th of October 2021
Home / 2017 / June

Monthly Archives: June 2017

A call to be sustainability, climate action heroes

Austrian_World_Summit

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said on Tuesday, June 29, 2017 at the Austrian World Summit themed: “From Sustainable Goals to Real Action”, organised by the group R20 Regions of Climate Action, that it is the collective responsibility of society to make every man, woman and child an action hero or champion. The ...

Read More »

Czech Republic, Sri Lanka ratify Minamata Convention

Geneva Switzerland

On Monday, June 19 2017, the Government of Czech Republic and the Government of Sri Lanka deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 59th and 60th future Parties to the Minamata Convention. The double ratification follows that of France, which deposited its instrument of ratification just four days earlier on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and becoming the 58th Party ...

Read More »

World Day to Combat Desertification: Land degradation worsening in Ghana

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

To one schooled in natural resources management, it is simply unthinkable why a farmer would cultivate crops on river banks or even farm in river beds. If you belong to the scholastic group, you understand that this kind of farming practice is unsustainable, and undermines livelihood and development. But, for the farmer, it is an issue of livelihood survival, in ...

Read More »

Endangered bird species rebound on predator-free Pacific islands

Polynesian Ground Dove

Five remote Pacific islands are once again safe havens for four of the world’s rarest bird species following the success of one of the most ambitious island restoration projects ever implemented. Just two years after ambitious efforts by a team of international conservation organisations to rid French Polynesia’s Acteon & Gambier island groups of invasive mammals began, five of six ...

Read More »

Part of world’s longest cross-desert highway opens

China Desert Highway

Part of the world’s longest cross-desert highway is set to open at the end of June 2017, with the rest of the road scheduled to open in 2019. The road links the Chinese capital Beijing to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Stretching 2,540 kilometres, the highway passes through six regions and provinces. The landmark highway, which cost 37 billion yuan ...

Read More »

China unveils largest floating solar plant

The floating solar power plant

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this appears to be the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt ...

Read More »

Transfer saga: Madrid boss yet to discuss with Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about the player’s future, but will do so after the FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old is said to have indicated interest to leave Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, who is with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year ...

Read More »

What Nigeria stands to benefit from youth agric programme, by Adeosun

IITA

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said that Nigeria will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE Youth) Programme. Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth programme, according to her, will make the country the third African country coming behind Cameroon and Sudan to benefit from funds under the AfDB Feed Africa initiative. The ENABLE ...

Read More »

Civil society urges G20 to address global challenges

wael_hmaidan

The Civil20 (C20) Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany on Monday, June 19, 2017 with over 300 civil society groups from around the world urging the world’s largest and richest countries, the G20, to commit to firm and immediate action on global challenges like climate change, inequality and regulation of financial markets. This comes three weeks ahead of the G20 Summit ...

Read More »

Campaign highlights how oil exploration impacts sea, fishing

Fish Not Oil

“We are asking for clean waters, we are asking for safe food, we are asking for the right for fishermen to carry out their craft – employment, because the fishing sector employs far more Africans than the structive sector.” Those were the passionate words of Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Durban beachfront, by the ...

Read More »