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Conservationists charge youths on environmental protection, tree planting

NCF Youths

The Director-General, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, on Monday, November 25, 2019 urged youths to use social media platforms and other means to support environmental protection. Students presenting innovative ideas for climate solution at the event Aminu-Kano made the appeal in Lagos at the opening of a five-day Climate Action Youth Forum organised by NCF to sensitise the youth ...

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Sri Lankan president orders clean-up project to keep environment healthy

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday, November 25, 2019 ordered the police to implement a special beautification programme across the island to keep the environment clean and healthy. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka The government information department said in a statement that the president had issued these orders following increasing complaints of roads and neighbourhoods being littered. Rajapaksa ...

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Foundation sensitises e-waste handlers on safe management

E-waste

A non-governmental organisation, E-waste Relief Foundation (ERF), has called on electronic waste (e-waste) handlers to practise safe e-waste management to avoid any harm to man and its environment. E-waste The ERF President, Dr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, made the call in Lagos on Monday, November 25, 2019. Ochonogor said that there had been consistent mismanagement of e-waste by the informal sector, thereby ...

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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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