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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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Montreal Protocol: NAFDAC bans use of methyl bromide as fumigant

Methyl Bromide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has banned the use of methyl bromide as fumigant in Nigeria. Methyl Bromide The agency announced this in a statement signed on behalf of the Director General, Mrs Mojisola Adeyeye, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, July 5, 2019 in Abuja. ...

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Utomi, Falana, others to discuss SDGs’ unrealistic features

Pat Utomi

Technocrats, educationists and others are to converge at the University of Lagos to discuss the possible unrealistic features of the Sustainable Millennium Development Goals (SDGs) as regards education. Pat Utomi Political economist, Pat Utomi; legal luminary, Chief Femi Falana; and Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Leading Learning Ltd., are among the speakers. The Africa Education Conference – the maiden ...

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Radio Report: Lagos re-launches ‘one-house-one-tree campaign’

Radio Report: Lagos re-launches ‘one-house-one-tree campaign’

The Lagos State Government has re-launched its “one-house-one-tree campaign” in line with its agenda to mitigate impacts of climate change, improve the aesthetics of the physical environment and enhance the health and well-being of Lagosians. Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who announced this at the celebration of the state’s annual Tree Planting Day, urged residents to support the current campaign to ...

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Chile lists areas of priority for COP25

Carolina Schmidt

Minister of Environment of Chile and President-designate of the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Carolina Schmidt, has identified seven priorities for COP25, which holds from Monday, November 11 to Friday, November 22, 2019 in Santiago, the Chilean capital. Chilean Minister of Environment and President-designate of COP25, ...

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AfDB president to launch foundation against hunger, poverty

Akinwunmi Adesina

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, is to launch the World Hunger Fighter’s Prize and Fellowship foundation with a view to ending global hunger. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina A statement issued by the bank on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Abuja, said that the foundation would also work toward lifting millions of people in Africa out of poverty. ...

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Govt moves to integrate stakeholder consultations in Ogoni clean-up

Dr Marvin Dekil

The Federal Government has designed policies and procedures to incorporate stakeholder consultations into the Ogoni clean-up programmes. Dr Marvin Dekil, National Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr. Marvin Barinem Dekil, who made the disclosure during a workshop organised for Ogoni Elected Representatives, stated that the policies and procedures would also incorporate ...

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