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Eco-friendly Forest Green Rovers receives UN award

Forest Green Rovers

League Two side Forest Green Rovers’ eco-friendly initiatives received recognition from the United Nations on Thursday, September 28, 2018 as the club won the Momentum for Change climate action award. Rovers, which is currently eighth in the fourth tier of English soccer, has won admirers from around the world, thanks to the soccer outfit’s green ethos, becoming the first vegan ...

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1,000 children die of diarrhea daily

Displaced children

Secretary to the Cross River State Government, Mrs Banku Agbor, has said that no fewer than 1,000 children die daily worldwide due to preventable diarrhea. She stated this on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the celebration of the Validation and Confirmation of Open Defecation Free (ODF) Status for Bekwarra Local Government Area, held at the Council Headquarters. According to her, ...

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NASRDA partners 30 tertiary institutions on space technology

Prof. Seidu Mohammed

Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof. Seidu Mohammed, has said that the agency is partnering with over 30 tertiary institutions in Nigeria to sustain space engineering and technology. Mohammed revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, September 28, 2018. “The space agency has the responsibility to collaborate with Nigerian universities and ...

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Images: De-risking renewable energy power sector

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) For Renewable Energy

The Federal Ministry of Environment is collaborating with UNDP-GEF (United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility) De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) for the Power Sector Project to ensure effectiveness and sustainability of investment in Renewable Energy Sector. One of the objectives of the collaboration, according to the project promoters, is to achieve a transformation in the ...

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Group seeks increased African participation in IPCC reports

Nigerian climate experts

An organisation, Future Climate for Africa, appears concerned about the seemingly low participation of African authors and expert reviewers in the preparation of assessment reports by the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and wants the situation reversed. The 195-member IPCC’s periodic assessment reports are internationally regarded as authoritative sources of climate change knowledge and are also highly influential. Besides ...

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Ghana has robust system to enforce biosafety regulatory measures, says Antwi-Boasiako

Prof. Charles Antwi-Boasiako

Scientific evidence abounds to changes the food chain has been going through from time immemorial. History tells us that initially our forebearers were hunters and gatherers, totally dependent on nature. Somehow, they figured out the need for domesticating crops, through saving seeds and cultivation. Seeds were selected and saved based on features such as faster growth, higher yields, pest and ...

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Nigeria, world leaders commit to action to end TB

Muhammadu Buhari TB

To rally funding to implement the prevention and cure of tuberculosis (TB), President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Heads of State and Government attending the ongoing and first-ever UN High-level meeting on TB to mobilise $13 billion a year by 2022 to implement TB prevention and cure, and $2 billion for research. The leaders also committed to take firm action ...

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Farmers urged to adopt greenhouse farming

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has called on local farmers to adopt greenhouse farming to boost food security in the country. Olawale told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Lagos that the benefits of farming were enormous. Greenhouse farming is an alternative method of farming where plants are cultivated in environmentally controlled structures ...

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IPCC 1.5°C Report: Why forests are critical to prevent global warming

Hoesung Lee

Ahead of the launch on Monday, October 8, 2018 of a much-anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laying out urgent actions needed to stop runaway climate change, leading scientists will highlight the role forests must play in staving off dangerous global warming. The researchers at a forum scheduled to on Thursday, October 4, 2018, will detail why meeting ...

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IPCC 1.5°C Report: LDC group lists expectations

Gebru Jember Endalew

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, will release its Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C on Monday, October 8, 2018, after meeting to consider and approve the report in Incheon, Republic of Korea, starting from Monday, October 1. Commenting on his expectations for the report, Gebru ...

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