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IPCC seeks governments’ comments on draft global warming report

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting governments to comment on the Final Draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5ºC” (or SR15) ahead of the approval plenary for the SPM at the IPCC’s 48th session in early October, 2018. The IPCC distributed the Final Draft of the report, whose full name is “Global ...

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HOMEF, Fishnet clamour collective efforts to end plastic pollution

Ocean pollution

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the Fishnet Alliance have stressed the need for individual and collective efforts to end plastic pollution. In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, June 4, 2018, the organisations emphasised that the environment is endowed with elements of life, support and sustenance. The oceans which cover about 71% of the Earth’s surface, ...

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Renewable energy accounted for 70% of new power in 2017 – REN21

Wind-turbines-Egypt

Renewable energy accounted for 70% of new global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) published on Monday, June 4, 2018. According to observers, scaling up renewable electricity is crucial to meet the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to hold ...

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Trillion-dollar investors seek climate action ahead of G7 Summit

Patricia Espinosa-Investors

Some 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management have issued a new call to climate action to governments, albeit with the support of the UN. In a statement issued ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Canada and presented to Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, in London on Monday, June 4, 2018, the investors ...

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N530m scheme gives Niger flood, erosion control a boost

Mansur Dan Ali

The Federal Government said on Monday, June 4, 2018 that no part of the country would suffer neglect owing to its geographical location or political affiliation. The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), gave the assurance at the inauguration and handing over of Magama Erosion and Flood Control Project, executed at about N530 million by the Ecological Funds ...

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After decades of neglect, it’s time to clean up Ogoniland, activists insist

Ogoniland-Spill

Nigerian and international civil society organisations on Monday, June 4, 2018 repeated their call for the immediate start of the clean-up of oil pollution in Ogoniland in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. This, according to them, should be undertaken in line with recommendations made by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its landmark 2011 study of the region. The conclusion ...

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49 killed, 70 missing after tropical cyclone hit Somaliland

Somaliland

At least 49 people were killed while 70 others are still missing following tropical cyclone Sagar that caused heavy rains and flooding in Somaliland, the UN humanitarian agency said on Monday, June 4, 2018. Citing estimates from Somaliland’s disaster management authority, NADFOR, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said nearly 168,000 people were directly affected and some ...

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NESREA wants Ibadan residents to curb use of plastics

Ibadan

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Southwest Zone, has appealed to residents of Ibadan in Oyo State to reduce the use of plastics to protect the environment. The agency made the appeal at a rally to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED) on Monday, June 4, 2018. The Zonal Director, Mr Adeleke Ajani, said that the ...

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100,000 marine animals die of plastic pollution yearly – AfDB

A turtle eating plastic

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa. The bank made the call in a statement signed by its Communication Officer, Climate Change and Green Growth Department, Mrs Sonia Borrini, on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call is coming on ...

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EOA partners with stakeholders on value chain development

Chief Audu Ogbeh

Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA), Dr Olugbenga Adeoluwa, says the EOA is collaborating with stakeholders for effective development of the value chain for organic produce. Adeoluwa, who said this on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Abuja, pointed out said that the EOA, in conjunction with the Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria, would organise the 2018 National Organic ...

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