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Taraba bans use of polythene bags

Plastic bags pollution

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday, May 20, 2019 banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment. Plastic bags pollution Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of “paper bags” while launching the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy in the state. The governor also declared a “State of Emergency” on the ...

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Climate impacts are creating interlocking crises, say experts

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanisation, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum on disaster risk reduction. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri ...

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Nigeria, Finland pledge commitment to promote circular economy, fight climate change

Nigerian-Finnish cooperation

The Nigerian Government and Federal Republic of Finland have pledged to strengthen bilateral tie in the areas of circular economy, climate change and other environmental issues affecting the two countries. the Minister of Environment, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma, with the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Jykri Pulkkinen, in Abuja This was the highpoint of a meeting between the Minister of ...

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Financing adaptation projects: The conversation continues, by Fadina

Lekan Fadina

I must state from the start that, from an investment and implementation perspective, the insistence in a strict definition of adaptation and adaptation projects may not be necessarily useful. Climate change is a major driver of project development and it is important not to get too constrained by the definitions since many projects and activities have both adaptation and mitigation ...

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Urban planning processes for a greater Lagos

Ikeja lagos

Governance at all levels is everyone’s business. Our country has been derailed for too long that we can no longer continue to pay cursory attention to issues that are critical to our wellbeing and standard of living. Therefore, we must begin to ask questions and contribute our quota in knowledge and action to governance as much as we can. Oba ...

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ECOWAS biosafety regulations to boost agricultural productivity, economic growth

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The Federal Government has said that the ECOWAS biosafety regulations would facilitate the adoption of safe and useful modern biological processes to boost agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and economic growth in the region. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Minister of Environment, Mr Suleiman Zarma, made this known at the ministers’ meeting on the Validation of the Preliminary Draft ...

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Conservation of endangered species is a collective responsibility – Goni

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the protection and conservation of endangered species is the collective responsibility of all. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the celebration of World Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Abuja. World ...

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Group wants Plateau Assembly to suspend passage of ‘anti-people’ water bill

Simon Lalong

A not-for-profit outfit, Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance, has urged the Plateau State House of Assembly to suspend moves to pass a bill seeking to privatise water supply in the state. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State In a letter to the Speaker of the house, Mr. Joshua Madaki, signed and dated May 17, 2019 by the group’s ...

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GEF-SGP seeks advocacy on unsustainable exploitation of endangered species


The Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) has urged government at all levels to intensify advocacy against unsustainable exploitation of endangered or threatened species. The endangered Sclater’s Guenon Monkey, which a GEF-SGP project in Akwa Ibom State is helping to protect GEF-SGP’s National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, who gave the advice in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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World Bank to lend Zambia $100m for resource management

Edgar Lungu

The World Bank has approved a concessional loan of $100 million for Zambia, to improve its natural resource management, the bank said on Friday, May 17, 2019. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The bank said in Lusaka that the loan from the World Bank’s International Development Association arm would be used to finance a project ...

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