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New Nairobi railway masterplan to expand city’s CBD

The Government of Kenya has released the much-awaited Nairobi Railway City masterplan, which is aimed at transforming the bustling urban centre and address congestion. The Nairobi Railway City masterplan The project, which is part of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan, is also aimed at expanding the capital’s Central Business District as currently set up. Implementation of the project is ...

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Antiques trade moves to quash UK’s ivory law in court

Ivory trafficking

A law designed to protect elephants, passed with popular support and cross-party Parliamentary backing in 2018, could be struck off the statute books because of resistance from the antiques trade. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: The UK Ivory Act – which introduces tough regulations on the buying and selling of ivory from, to and within the UK – received Royal ...

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Nigeria, UNDP engage business under NDC execution process

UNDP-NDC Support Programme

In 2015, Nigeria submitted its commitment to tackling climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP21 in Paris, France with the submission of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that sets out its intended contributions and strategies on climate action from 2015 to 2030. Participants at the South-West Regional NDC Business Regional Roundtable for the ...

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LASEPA seeks collaboration with agencies to tackle climate change

Nigerian Environmental Society

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr Adedolapo Fasawe, has sought collaboration with environmental agencies to enable the agency effectively tackle climate change. L-R: Chairman, Mainland Chapter of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr Eugene Itua; Pem. Sec., Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Mrs Belinda Odeneye; General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr Adedolapo ...

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Lagos seals filling station over alleged underground water contamination

Filling station

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has sealed off the Total filling station at Akoka area of the state pending the conclusion of a pollution investigation to determine the source and causes of water contamination being experienced by the local community. LASEPA and other state officials during an inspection of the filling station LASEPA action on Wednesday, October 9, ...

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The IPCC and what it does – Okereke

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

In the first of a four-part series on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, IPCC author and Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, attempts an exposé of the UN body. Prof. Okereke was IPCC Lead Author for IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and the Special Report on 1.5. He ...

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New, cost-effective technology enriches poor fields


Succour may be in the offing for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa facing the challenges of poor soil, thanks to a new technology that can enrich fields without massive investments in irrigation and fertiliser. The technology technology consists of long strips of polyethylene membranes installed in a U-shape below and near the root zones of crops Modelled for eight African ...

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35 cities unite to clean the air their citizens breathe

China pollution

No fewer than 35 mayors have pledged to deliver clean air for the more than 140 million people that live in their cities. Air pollution in China By signing the “C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration”, the mayors recognise that breathing clean air is a human right and commit to work together to form an unparalleled global coalition for clean air. The ...

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‘PreCOP25 serves as springboard for ambition towards Chile’


After three days of panels, high-level discussions and exchanging best practices for climate action, PreCOP25 in San José, Costa Rica, concluded on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with calls for more climate ambition. Deliberations at the PreCOP25 in Costa Rica The gathering, which commenced on October 8, saw more than 1,500 attendees, with delegates representing more than 90 countries and more than ...

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IPCC opens registration for review of Sixth Assessment Report text

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), currently working on its next comprehensive report, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), will open the Working Group II contribution for a first review by experts from October 18 to December 13, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Working Group II assesses the science related to impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change. Review is ...

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