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Two Nigerians explore waste management dynamics at JICA training

JICA solid waste management training

Two Nigerians – Adiza Ujo and Adesuwa Obasuyi – are undergoing the Knowledge Co-Creation Programme (KCCP) of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is implemented as part of the Official Development Assistance Programme of the Government of Japan. Participants at the JICA solid waste management training The training programme is titled Enhancement of Solid Waste Management Capacity (Advance, Planning ...

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Spain confirmed as host of COP25

Feria de Madrid

The 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold from December 2 to 13, 2019 in Madrid Spain. The Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain is venue of COP25 This was confirmed in an announcement on Friday, November 1 by the COP Bureau, following an offer on ...

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Lagos megacity: Meaning, challenges and solutions

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

“The most widely available commodity in Lagos is garbage” …George Packer (The New Yorker magazine, November 13, 2006) You’re aware of the ‘megacity’ thing…Lagosians sometimes talk about it as a trophy. As far as I am concerned, it’s an impending disaster.” …Gbadebo-Smith, a Lagosian being interviewed by George Packer (ibid) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The two quotes above are relevant to ...

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UK’s vision for COP26 – Melbourne

Boris Johnson

In the light of the fact that the United Kingdom will host the UN Climate Change COP26 in 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, at a recent event shared the country’s dream for the global summit. He says Britain will adopt an all of society approach, putting the ...

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WaterAid disseminates analysis of urban sanitation in Nigeria

WaterAid Nigeria

With a WASH NORM 2019 report which indicates that 24.4 per cent of Nigeria’s total population (47 million) still practice open defecation, an international NGO, WaterAid Nigeria, in Abuja from Wednesday, October 30 to Thursday, October 31, 2019 hosted a national dissemination workshop on context analysis study of urban sanitation in three Nigerian cities – Enugu, Kano and Warri. Deliberations ...

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Tobacco giant defends child labour policy after Malawi claim

Child labour

British American Tobacco (BAT) defended its policies to prevent the use of child labour on Friday, November 1, 2019 following a claim that farmers in Malawi were forced to use children to meet exploitative contracts. A child working in a cocoa plantation London based lawyers Leigh Day announced on Thursday that it has sent a pre-action letter to BAT on ...

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COP25: Feminists flay social injustice amid climate chaos

Women2030 coalition

Against the backdrop of Chile’s withdrawal from hosting COP25, the Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) and the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC in a feminist response to the cancellation, state that regardless of where the COP25 will be held, the world will not take its eyes off Chile, or what the people are demanding Feminists: Members of ...

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COP25: A huge loss to Chile – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

It is now official: Chile will not host COP25. In a speech on Wednesday, President Sebastian Piñera blamed a fortnight of civil unrest for the 11th hour cancelation. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda The fallouts that led to Chile’s withdrawal from hosting COP25 have been immediate. The UNFCCC is now in a frantic search for ...

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Spain offers to host COP25 after Chile withdrawal

Pedro Sánchez

Spain has offered to host the 25th UN climate change negotiations following the decision by Chile on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to pull out of the yearly global talks scheduled to hold in December. Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain. Photo credit: World Economic Forum / Faruk Pinjo The sudden development appeared to have thrown the plans and preparations of ...

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