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Report says green bond market has vast potential

Oscar Onyema

Climate Bonds Initiative’s flagship “Bonds and Climate Change State of the Market 2018′ report” has been launched at HSBC’s Finance for Global Change Forum, one of the first events that kicked off Climate Week New York City on Monday, September 24, 2018. The report identifies a “universe” of $1.45 trillion climate-aligned bonds, made up of $389 billion in green bonds. One key finding ...

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Fight against armyworm in Africa moves from plan to action


The fight against the spread of the Fall armyworm in Africa in general and the west and central Africa in particular has moved from the level of planning to concrete action, development and research organisations in the continent have said. Meeting at a high-level conference on controlling Fall armyworm in west and central Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the different stakeholders agreed ...

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Expert seeks stakeholders’ collaboration over gas flare-out procedure

Ibe Kachikwu

President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), Mr Dada Thomas, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 urged stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to collaborate to find a lasting solution to gas flaring in the country. Thomas said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, while reacting to the 2019 deadline set by the Federal Government ...

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Guterres urges full Paris Agreement implementation

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 urged countries to show “greater ambition and a greater sense of urgency” to confront the “direct existential threat” of climate change, and to adopt implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement in in Poland in December of this year. “Making matters worse, we – as a community of world ...

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Buhari pledges Nigeria’s commitment to eradicate TB

Buhari UNGA 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in New York restated Nigeria’s commitment to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) as soon as possible. Buhari made the pledge while addressing a high-level meeting on the theme, “United Against Tuberculosis: Global Action Against Global Threat” on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He said: “Let me pledge Nigeria’s continued commitment ...

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Flood submerges over 200 houses in llorin, renders hundreds homeless

Ilorin flood

Flood wreaked havoc in Ilorin Township on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 as over 200 residential houses were submerged with hundreds of victims displaced and rendered homeless. The most affected areas are Aduralere and lsale Koko communities in the llorin East local Government area of the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of residents of the affected communities ...

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Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures

Flood in Nigeria

In recent times, flooding has been a recurrent problem in most parts of the world including Nigeria; there exist reports of flooding in some towns and cities during downpours. Flood hazard is measured by possibility of occurrence of their damaging consequences, conceived generally as flood risk, or by their impact on society, conceived usually as the loss of lives and ...

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Bassey: Is there biosafety in Nigeria?

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at a Media Training on Promoting Biosafety in Nigeria held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Abuja, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, expresses concern over the state of biosafety in the country At a recent HOMEF dialogue with farmers, most of the participants declared that they have never heard of anything called ...

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Rights defenders gain increased protection under new RSPO policy


Communities defending their human rights in areas of certified palm oil plantation will now be better protected under new policy announced by the RSPO at the Global Land Forum in Indonesia The global palm oil certification system (the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO) has adopted a new policy to provide anonymity and security to human rights defenders, in the ...

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AfDB invests $24b in African agriculture

Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will be investing $24 billion in the African agriculture over the next 10 years to lift one billion people out of hunger globally. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, who disclosed this on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at an agriculture conference at Purdue University, Indianapolis, challenged global partners to join hands to lift one billion people ...

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