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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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Colonisation of Nature: Need for development with environmental justice – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a presentation made on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the International Symposium on Environmental Thinking & Development Alternatives: South-South and South-North Views hosted by Universidad Nacional, Colombia, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), warns that protests will continue until governments wake up to the fact that they are elected to govern and not to babysit corporations ...

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Climate change: Stakeholders hold 24-hour reality education programme

Al Gore

Some climate reality leaders, teachers, religious leaders and other stakeholders in the environment sector on Thursday, November 21, 2019 held a 24-hour reality education programme to address climate change issues. Al Gore, leader of Climate Reality Project. Photo credit: Jojo Mamangun/Climate Reality They held the programme at the Army of God Church, Lugbe, Abuja, to join 1,600 action presentations against climate change across ...

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Technology, globalisation endanger youth individuality – Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday, November 22, 2019 warned that technology and globalisation were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species. Pope Francis The 82-year-old pontiff made his appeal for young people to hold on to the cultures handed down by their ancestors and cherish their roots at a ...

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COP25: Stakeholders urged to join Climate Ambition Alliance

Gonzalo Muñoz

The High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz, has called on cities, regions, businesses, and investors to join his country’s Climate Ambition Alliance at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain in December 2019. He said this in a recently published letter. High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September, Chile announced ...

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Experts say green policies, legal routes needed for climate refugees

Jean-Christophe Dumont

Strong action on climate change as well as legal migration routes for those affected by environmental disasters are needed to address climate-related migration, experts on Friday, November 22, 2019 said. Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International Migration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) The “tipping point” for climate migration “is already behind us,” Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International ...

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The significance of trees to man and environment

Trees

The world is in dire straits due to pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and dangerous radiation from cell phone towers. It is pertinent we embrace natural wholistic ecosystem solutions to solve our environmental challenges and fight pollution and gas emissions. Trees or plant cover should be planted in such a way that people can walk or sit under them and benefit ...

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‘Sustainable transport key to tackling climate crisis’

Ovais Sarmad

The critical role of the transport sector in achieving the goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the theme of a high-level Global e-Mobility Forum held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 20 to 21, 2019. Ovais Sarmad, deputy executive secretary of the UN Climate Change Participants at the forum ...

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