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Climate change now a priority in European election results

European Parliament

Live results underline a surge in support for the Greens, receiving 69 seats in the 2019 European elections. The European Parliament The Greens have made major progress in the European elections, claiming the 2nd highest number of seats in Germany and Finland, 3rd highest in France and significantly advancing in the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden. Their share of the 751 ...

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Nigeria, others to benefit from Japan, Austria supported climate scheme

Anthony Nyong

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank (AfDB) The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector ...

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Minister lists achievements in environment sector

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Ministry of Environment says it has achieved effective coordination and better management of the environment in the last four years. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, the Minister of Environment, said this in Abuja on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the valedictory press conference on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the ...

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WaterAid urges govt, partners, stakeholders to step up commitment on safe menstrual hygiene

Menstrual Hygiene

An NGO, WaterAid Nigeria, has urged government at all levels, development partners and key stakeholders to step up commitment on safe menstrual hygiene practice for women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, the WaterAid Nigeria Communications and Media Manager, made the appeal in a statement to mark the 2019 Menstrual Hygiene Day in Bauchi on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Menstrual Hygiene ...

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Groups commend National Assembly for approving tobacco regulations

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have described the approval on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 of the Draft National Tobacco Control Regulations by the Senate and House of Representatives as the most befitting health legacy of the 8th National Assembly. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja NTCA and ERA/FoEN in a ...

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German minister pushes for climate law after Green wave

Svenja Schulze

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Monday May 27, 2019 that she would force the government to move forward with a draft law to protect the climate and accused Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc of stalling on the issue. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze “I have been waiting since February for an answer from the conservative Union on our ...

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Open defecation: Govt to provide public toilet facilities nationwide

suleiman adamu kazaure

In a bid to free Nigeria from the menace of open defecation, the Federal Government on Monday pledged to provide public toilet facilities across the nation. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, made the disclosure on Monday, May 27, 2019 when he formally inaugurated the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat in Abuja. Adamu ...

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Buhari told to reject bill incorporating extreme biotechnology in biosafety law

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), the GMO-Free Nigeria Alliance and over 40 non-governmental organisations representing millions of Nigerians have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to not sign into law, the recently passed Bill for an Act to amend the National Biosafety Management Agency Act, 2015 to enlarge the scope of the application and include definitions of other evolving aspects ...

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The Abidjan Convention strategic role in ocean governance

Abou Bamba

A key principle of the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity Conservation (WA BiCC) Programme is to work in partnership with regional partner institutions to strengthen and enhance their capacity. This is to most effectively address those environmental issues that underpin their core mandates. The support provided through these partnerships is mutual, as it also enhances WA BiCC’s efforts to achieve its ...

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What national climate knowledge deepening initiative will achieve, by govt

Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change

Fresh moves to create awareness on climate change and building capacity of sub-national governments commenced last week in Enugu, where the first of a series of Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshops held for two days. Participants at the Southeast Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change in Enugu, Enugu State, on Monday, May 20, 2019 In line with the outcome of ...

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