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Big Polluters bankrolling COP25, research finds

Feria de Madrid

New research reveals that the corporations bankrolling the 2019 UN climate talks in Madrid, COP25, are some of Spain’s biggest polluters and tied to human rights abuses, shady lobbying and greenwashing around the globe. The Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain is venue of COP25 The infographic and fact-file, released on “Business and Industry NGO (BINGO) Day” a day dedicated ...

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The climate crisis is a child rights crisis – UNICEF

Displaced children

In the spirit of the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shed some light on why the climate crisis is likewise a child rights crisis. Displaced children in a camp in Nigeria. Photo credit: Yahoo News In a fact sheet issued on Friday, December 6, 2019, the UN body warns ...

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Lagos clamours effective management of construction, demolition, disaster waste

Lagos waste

The Lagos State Government says proper management of Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW) will ensure sustainable environment. L-R: Managing Director, LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin; Lecturer, Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Wahab Bolaji; and Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, during the Stakeholders’ Forum on Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW) Management in Lagos State, on Thursday ...

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CSOs participation needed to achieve Great Green Wall vision – IUCN

Great Green Wall

Programme Officer, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mr Chris Magero, has said the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) is necessary to achieve the vision of the Great Green Wall. Great Green Wall Magero disclosed this on the side-lines of the First Stakeholders Consultative Forum of the National Alliance for the Great Green Wall for the Sahara ...

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FAO reiterates commitment to helping Nigeria tackle soil erosion, environmental degradation

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it is committed to providing technical assistance towards controlling soil erosion and environmental degradation in the country. Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria Suffyan Koroma, FAO Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS, said the organisation was committed to working with government and private organisations to stop land degradation, promote soil conservation, improve soil fertility ...

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EU bans harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos

Spraying chlorpyrifos

European Union (EU) member states decided on Friday, December 6, 2019 to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide deemed harmful to human health. Spraying chlorpyrifos The ban is due to take effect in January, when the current approval for the insecticide expires. In August, the European Food Safety Authority identified concerns about “possible genotoxic effects as well as neurological effects during development,” ...

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WaterAid solicits collaboration on accessible water, sanitation


WaterAid, an international non-governmental organization, has called on governments, development partners and relevant stakeholders to collaborate on providing access to clean water, decent toilets and sanitation. Observers believe that the bulk of the Nigerian population have limited access to potable water Mrs ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, Country Director of WaterAid, said this in a statement issued by Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, Communications and ...

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Uganda releases emergency funds after deadly landslides, floods

Uganda landslides

The Ugandan government has released 20 billion shillings (about $5.5 million) for emergency response after deadly landslides and floods hit parts of the east African country. Scene of a landslide in Uganda Musa Ecweru, minister of state for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, on Friday said the funds have been released under the ‘life-saving and rescue’ phase to address the ...

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COP25: UN told to make Big Polluters pay for climate solutions

GHG emission

As the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered its fifth day on Friday, December 6, 2019, representatives from a global coalition delivered a call to governments to hold polluting industries liable and make them pay for the damage they’ve knowingly caused and for real climate solutions. Greenhouse ...

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COP25: Small Island States, youth leaders task emitters on climate emergency

Ambassador Janine Felson

The Association of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 countries that are among the most vulnerable to the climate crisis, and youth climate strike leaders from across the Caribbean and Pacfiic joined together on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the COP25 climate talks in Madrid, to demand that major emitters and rich countries do more to meet the ...

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