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AfDB, GCF partner to increase renewable power in Zambia

Akinwunmi Adesina

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a $154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Historically, Zambia has relied on hydropower generation for 90% of its energy needs. Since 2015, Zambia has faced challenges in meeting the country’s electricity demand – a challenge that is exacerbated ...

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Great Green Wall will combat climate, desertification effects – Group

Great Green Wall

The Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International has called for the Great Green Wall to be built across several states in northern Nigeria to combat the effects of climate change and desertification. Great Green Wall Vice President (Africa), GLOBE International, Mr Samuel Onuigbo, made the call at the launch of the GLOBE-UNEP-GEF project on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 ...

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GCF commits additional $407.8m to combat climate crisis

Yannick Glemarec

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is now financing climate action in over 100 developing countries after the final Board meeting of 2019 approved 13 new projects. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec The 24th Board meeting closed on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Songdo, Republic of Korea after allocating $407.8 million, raising GCF’s total portfolio to $5.6 billion. This includes new ...

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Society advocates laws for petrochemical waste disposal

Nigerian Thoracic Society

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has called on the Federal Government to enact laws that would compel petrochemical companies to properly dispose the waste product of their refining process. L-R: President of Nigerian Thoracic Society, Professor Etete Peters; former Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Professor Rowland Ndoma-Egba (middle); and Chairman of Cross River State House Committee ...

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Why just transition from fossil fuels is urgent, by UN report

Fossil fuel pollution

A report released on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by leading research organisations and the United Nations has outlined how current plans for fossil fuel production in some countries are not aligned with the Paris climate agreement goal of keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5°C. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station Titled “Production Gap”, the report highlights several ...

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Buhari signs executive order to make Nigeria open defecation-free by 2025


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Abuja signed Executive Order 009 entitled: “The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019”. President Muhammadu Buhari The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the statement, the Order declares as follows: That ...

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Unity Bank deepens advocacy initiatives for stronger climate action

Tomi Somefun

Unity Bank says it is in partnership with Avant-Garde Innovation and Technology Services (AGITS) to deepen advocacy initiatives for stronger climate action that will entrench values and ethos for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the country. Mrs Tomi Somefun A statement by the bank on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 quoted Mrs Tomi Somefun, Managing Director, Unity Bank Plc, as stating ...

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Video of brutal elephant killing causes outcry in Kenya

elephant poaching

The video of an elephant being brutally killed with machetes and axes has on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 caused outcry on social media across Kenya. African elephant poaching The video, which was filmed by an unknown person on a mobile phone, showing villagers attacking a kneeling, defenceless elephant, hitting him with sharp objects until it died. Kenyans were calling on ...

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Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department issues flood warning

Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department (MSD) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 issued a flood warning for the country’s southern provinces with heavy rains in excess of 50 mm forecast. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi MSD said that at least three people have already died, and several others injured while property has been destroyed in heavy rains ...

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Stakeholders seek collective effort to mitigate effects of climate change

CSDevNet Pre-COP25

Stakeholders in the environment sector have called for collective efforts towards mitigating the effects of climate change. Resource persons at the National Consultative Workshop on Pre-Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Abuja: L-R Mr Ochuko Odibo (Nigeria REDD+ Programme), Dr Samuel Jinadu (CSDevNet), Dr Uzodinma Aderije (friHealth), Mrs Gloria Ujor (NEST) and the moderator, David Terungwa They made the call ...

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