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Nigeria seeks climate solutions through youth involvement

Climate Incubation Hub

As the world continues to find solutions to the climate change crisis that is now a growing global concern, countries are taking up initiatives to localise solutions that will mitigate the impacts of the phenomenon, especially on urban and peri-urban dwellers. A group of female participants at the Climate Incubation Hub in Port Harcourt, Rivers State In Nigeria, the United ...

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Activists flay RSPO certification ahead of Accra palm oil forum


Friends of the Earth Africa groups have described the convergence of oil palm plantation companies under the aegis of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) holding their 3rd Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference in Accra, Ghana from August 20 to 22, 2019 as promoters of green wash. Accra, Ghana is hosting the 3rd Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference RSPO is ...

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First National Park Forum opens in northwest China

National Park Forum

The first forum on national parks commenced on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai Province. Opening session at the National Park Forum The two-day event attracted more than 450 representatives of regulatory agencies, as well as experts/scholars at home and abroad to discuss topics including construction and management of nature reserve areas, biodiversity protection, and ...

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Oyo to build satellite towns to curb congestion


The Oyo State Government has said that it will create new satellite towns to decongest the Ibadan metropolis. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun, the state’s new Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, stated this in Ibadan, the state capital, shortly after assuming office in the ministry on Monday, August 19, 2019. According to Abiodun, Ibadan has a ...

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Private sector seeks govt collaboration on decentralised sewage system

Sewage treatment plant

A private sector player has called for collaboration with the Federal and State Governments toward decentralised sewage system across the country. Sewage treatment plant Mr Nicolas Igwe, Managing Director, Zenith Water Projects, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Abuja. Igwe said that the collaboration for the decentralised sewage ...

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Abuja residents stranded as bridge collapses under heavy rain

Abuja community link bridge collapse

Residents of Obasanjo Road in Dutsen Sagbagyi II of Bwari Area Council in Abuja have called on authorities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Bwari Area Council to save them from being cut-off from other parts of the FCT. Abuja community link bridge collapse. Photo credit: Channels TV Some of the residents made the call while speaking with the ...

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Humanitarian Day: UN calls for more protection for aid workers

UN aid workers in Nigeria

The United Nations has called for protection of aid workers engaged in humanitarian services in the North East, just as 37 aid personnel were killed in the 10-year Boko Haram insurgency. UN aid workers in Nigeria Mr Peter Ekayu, the Head of UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, made the call in a statement issued in ...

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Nigeria, Burkina Faso collaborate on Water Safety Plan

Water fountain

The Federal Government of Nigeria and Burkina Faso plan to collaborate on Community Water Safety Plan and Rural Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance. Safe water: A water fountain. Photo credit: iStockphoto Mrs Comfort Ekaro, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, made this known in her office when a delegation from Burkina Faso visited to understudy Nigeria on Community ...

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Nigeria launches Knowledge Hub to boost sustainable development

Lekan Fadina

A group of Nigerians has established the Knowledge for Development Initiative, an association committed to inclusive knowledge-based growth, Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, and the Agenda Knowledge for Development. Prince Lekan Fadina, CEO, Knowledge City Nigeria According to its promoters, the initiative provides a platform that assures the local and international community that Nigeria and friends ...

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Minamata Convention clocks two with 112 ratifications

Rossana Silva Repetto

Two years ago, on August 16, 2017, the Minamata Convention came into force as a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from human-induced emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. Rossana Silva Repetto, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury. Photo credit: IISD Reporting Services So far, 112 countries have ratified the global pact while 128 have ...

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