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Campaigners label IUCN’s genetic engineering report ‘one-sided’

Genetic Engineering

A sizeable team of civil society organisations has put the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to task, saying the body’s recent report on genetic engineering failed the objectivity test. Genetic engineering Genetic engineering is regarded as the direct manipulation of an organism’s genes using biotechnology. The IUCN on May 9, 2019 published the Genetic Frontiers for Conservation report on ...

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Don clamours ‘Agripreneurship’ for sustainable agric education, practice

Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities (ADAN)

Vice Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, has canvassed adjustment of the course content of agriculture related courses in Nigerian universities to meet the needs of present times and be in line with global standard. ADAssociation of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities (ADAN) Excos and VC representative, Prof. Dr. Johnny Ogunji (fifth ...

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Why draft reports shouldn’t be cited – IPCC

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has frowned at quotations from a draft of one of its reports making the rounds, saying that such trend could be misleading. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair According to the organisation, news articles have appeared citing a draft of its Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The IPCC said in a statement ...

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EU nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen, the German candidate for President of the European Commission, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 said she would put forward a green deal in her first 100 days in office. Ursula von der Leyen, the German candidate for President of the European Commission She said that carbon neutrality would be put into a first-ever European climate law. ...

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Cross River declares Green Holiday for planting 1m trees

Tree planting

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared July 30 of every year, starting from 2019, as a public holiday for the planting of one million trees in a ceremony known as the Green Carnival. Tree planting A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, on Wednesday, July 16 in Calabar, the state capital, quoted the governor ...

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Climate change: Farm embarks on planting heat-resistant trees

Teku Farm

To reduce climate change burden, Teku Farm in Kaduna State has embarked on planting of new tree species that are resistance to hot weather, especially in desert prone areas. Officials of Teku Farm planting trees Ibrahim Salisu, Managing Director of the farm, said this on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Kaduna, the state capital, while speaking to newsmen during one ...

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Young leaders look to faith teachings to save planet

Laudato Si'

As concern for the environment grows across the globe, around 350 young leaders from more than 50 countries on Monday, July 15, 2019 discussed solutions, examining innovative examples and best practices as they met at the second international Laudato Si’ interfaith conference held at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants at the Laudato Si’ interfaith conference in nairobi ...

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SDGs unachievable without gender equality, says UN deputy chief

Amina Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has reaffirmed the importance of gender equality in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amina Mohammed Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday, July 15, 2019, Mohammed stated that the world would miss the goals without women empowerment and equal opportunities for them in decision making. The UN deputy chief spoke ...

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UNEP roots for youth participation to boost global climate response

Joyce Msuya

A senior United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) official said on Monday, July 15, 2019 that governments should harness dynamism, energy and creativity of the youth in order to boost communities’ ability to withstand climate change-related calamities. UN Environment Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, said that greater participation of the youth would revitalise interventions ...

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Global hunger continues to rise, says UN report

Gilbert Houngbo

More than 820 million people worldwide were under nourished in 2018, the third consecutive year of slight increase after decades of decline. Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) This is said according to a report presented on Monday, July 15, 2019 by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to newsmen, United Nations officials ...

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