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German university students launch climate strike

Climate Strike Germany

German students kicked off a week-long campaign for further measures to protect the climate on Monday, November 25, 2019, with the events expected to disrupt normal operations at colleges and universities across the country. A climate strike in Germany The initiative is modelled on the Fridays for Future movement, which was inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and has seen ...

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Nigeria considers five-year moratorium ahead of plastic ban

NCE 2019

Nigeria will place a total ban on single-use plastic products in 2025 if proposals being tinkered with eventual see the light of the day. Delegates at the 13th National Council on Environment (NCE) in Kaduna However, between now and the targeted date, what looks like a temporary prohibition of the use of the globally contentious material will be in place. ...

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Stakeholders outline approvals on future participation in biodiversity convention within post-2020 global framework

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Delegates to the 11th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (11WG8J)  of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have agreed on a set of recommendations for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Review of Implementation regarding a fully integrated programme of work on matters related to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) within the post-2020 ...

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Buhari sympathises with East, Central Africa over deadly floods

Kenya flood

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed solidarity with the governments and people of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the deadly flood disasters and devastating mudslides wreaking havoc in some parts of their countries People gather around a road that was destroyed by heavy rain near Kapenguria, West Pokot county, north-west Kenya, on Saturday. Photo credit: EPA In ...

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Minister wants conservation centre established in Abuja

Sharon Ikeazor

The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 called for the establishment of an environment conservation centre in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, speaking during the NCF event in Lagos The minister made the call while speaking as guest ...

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Group advocates women inclusion in climate action planning, implementation

John Baaki WEP

A non-governmental organisation, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), has called for the inclusion of women in the planning and implementation of climate change related actions. Mr John Baaki, Programme Coordinator of WEP Mr John Baaki, Programme Coordinator of WEP, made the call in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at a capacity building workshop for women, gender-based organisations and ...

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Wildlife protection isn’t a crime, perturbed UNEP reacts to jailing of conservationists in Iran

Imprisoned environmentalists

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said that it is deeply concerned by the recent sentencing of a team ofenvironmentalists to lengthy jail terms for espionage-related crimes in the Republic of Iran. Six out fo the eight imprisoned environmentalists have been sentenced in Iran The detainees, who UNEP claims were devoted to conserving their country’s wildlife, are said to ...

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South Korea ratifies Minamata Convention as COP3 begins

Geneva Switzerland

The Government of the Republic of Korea has deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the most recent Party to the Minamata Convention. This is even as the pact’s third meeting of the conference of its parties (COP3) begins on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland hosts the 3rd Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) ...

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‘Sustaining all life on Earth’ is theme of World Wildlife Day 2020

Ms. Ivonne Higuero CITES

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced that the theme of United Nations World Wildlife Day 2020 is: “Sustaining all life on Earth”. CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero The year 2020, known as a “biodiversity super year”, will host several major global events that place biodiversity at the forefront ...

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Concern over indiscriminate dumping of waste on Lagos roads

Waste disposal

Some commuters plying the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos on Friday, November 22, 2019 expressed displeasure over indiscriminate dumping of waste by residents and traders on the highways. Waste disposal and management has posed a major challenge to authorities in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in the Mile ...

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