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Images: Delegates hold ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ at Bonn climate talks

Talanoa Dialogue - Bua

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, seven Talanoa groups (“Talanoas”) met in an informal setting as part of the Talanoa Dialogue during the intercessional UN climate negotiations session in Bonn, Germany. Launched at the Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference in November 2017 (COP 23), the Dialogue is a global conversation about efforts to combat climate change, involving both UNFCCC parties ...

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Bonn talks: Nations step up to enhancing ambition to keep warming below 1.5c

Talanoa Dialogue

Front-runner countries and civil society representatives have presented a concrete road-map of how they are enhancing climate plans by 2020 in an attempt to push other states to commit to doing the same at the upcoming UN Climate negotiations (COP24) that will be held in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. This came during an event organised on the sidelines of ...

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Countries meet to strengthen measures to tackle ivory trafficking

elephant ivory

Over 60 representatives from 24 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and from intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations met in Maputo, Mozambique, from May 1 to 4, 2018 to discuss the development and implementation of National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs). The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) requires from a number of its ...

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Tobacco: NTCA writes Adeosun to stay on course on excise duty


The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has commended the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for the newly-announced excise duty on tobacco which is expected to take effect from June 4, 2018. The NTCA, in a letter signed by Chair of its Board, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that the swift response of the government to the group’s December 2017 request for ...

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Republicans warm up to climate change, says report

Donald Trump

A new study has revealed that, since Fall 2017, Republican registered voters have become more convinced that human-caused global warming is happening, are more worried, and are more supportive of several climate policies. The disclosure is contained in a report released by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in the US on Tuesday, May 8, ...

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Buhari seeks sustained support from international community to tackle climate change

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country. The President made the call when he received Letter of Credence from Mr Robert Jan Petri, the Ambassador of Netherlands to Nigeria. President Buhari ...

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LAWMA urges Lagos residents to bag wastes for easy evacuation

Waste bag

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 urged residents to always bag their wastes to ensure effective evacuation. LAWMA General Manager, Segun Adeniji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the state government’s Cleaner Lagos Initiative had been distributing garbage bags to residents for easy waste evacuation. “We have noticed that nylon ...

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Renewable energy, panacea to Africa’s industrialisation – Experts

Augustine Njamnshi

Experts at the Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) Forum on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Abidjan said that renewable energy remained the best way to consolidate Africa’s industrialisation The experts spoke on the topic: “Bridging the energy access gap for Africa industrialisation: challenges and Opportunities”. Mr Augustine Njamnshi, the Executive Secretary, Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme Cameroon, said renewable energy remained ...

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Bonn talks: Espinosa says developed nations will deliver on finance commitments

Talanoa Dialogue

Negotiators and other interest groups at the ongoing UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, have been attempting to answer three questions – Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? The process of answering these questions has been termed the “Talanoa Dialogue”, a Fijian concept of non-confrontational approach to finding solutions to deliver ...

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Foremost Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence commences graduate programmess

Igo Weli Shell

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be ...

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