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People with disabilities worst hit by climate change – NGOs

Ilorin flood

Dr Piman Hoffman of African Climate Reporters has said that persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change and all the challenges associated with environmental degradation. Flooding in Ilorin: Persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change Hoffman made the observation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 when officials of three NGOs visited the Kaduna Rehabilitation Centre on advocacy ...

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Biosafety agency drafts guidelines on genome editing


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has begun drafting of guidelines for the proper regulation of genome editing in Nigeria. Participants at the NBMA guideline drafting workshop Director General/CEO, NMBA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, while speaking at the guideline drafting workshop in Abuja, said there is the need to have proper guidelines for regulation of genome editing which is an emerging ...

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Ikeazor calls for state of emergency on erosion

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has called for the immediate declaration of a state of emergency on erosion ravaging several parts of the country so as to comprehensively tackle the menace. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, on Inspection tour of erosion sites in Anambra ...

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Climate Chance Summit: Non-state actors battle climate change


The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 16 to 18 at the International Conference Centre. According to the organisers, the event will be a wide gathering of 2,000 non-state actors fighting climate change on the African continent, including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisations, as well as researchers ...

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Govts urged to seek indigenes’ consent before introducing new technologies

Emerging technologies

Seeking public free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous people and local communities must be a precondition for the introduction by African governments of any new technologies in their territories. Participants at the School of Ecology on “Emerging Technologies” This submission formed part of the recommendations arrived at by participants at the School of Ecology that held from October ...

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Mayors announce support for Global Green New Deal


Newly elected C40 Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside the mayors of cities worldwide including Copenhagen, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Tokyo, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and recognised a global climate emergency. Zero Hour founder Jamie Margolin, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attend a press ...

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German cabinet approves climate protection measures

Svenja Schulze

The German cabinet on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 approved climate protection measures designed to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, keeping on track plans by Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass the landmark package soon. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, took to Twitter to announce the approval of the measures, which would be enshrined in a Climate ...

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Angola seeks to reduce gas flaring to capture revenue

Gas flaring

Angola wants to cash in on the roughly three billion cubic feet per day of associated natural gas it produces, most of which is now flared, the Petroleum Minister said on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Gas flaring The Mineral Resources and Petroleum Minister, Diamantino Azevedo, said this in a brochure released at an African energy conference in Cape Town, South ...

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SON, stakeholders develop standards for recycled plastic bottles

Plastic bottles

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the food industry have collaborated to develop a standard for recycled plastic pet bottles. Disposal of waste plastic bottles. Photo credit: Al Goldis / Associated Press The Director-General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, made this known at a Technical Committee Meeting on Polymer and Related Products on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ...

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Nigeria, Luxemburg Stock Exchange sign MoU on green bond

Green Bond

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cross listing and trading of green bonds in Nigeria and Luxembourg. Mr Oscar Onyema, NSE’s Chief Executive Officer (right) with Mr Robert Scharfe, Chief Executive Officer, LuxSE The NSE said the MoU was signed at the annual meeting of the ...

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