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350 demands climate action as world leaders converge on Davos

Davos, Switzerland  350 demands climate action as world leaders converge on Davos Davos

Leaders converging on Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum have been called upon to urgently act on the climate emergency before it is too late. Davos, Switzerland May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org said in a statement on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 that the leaders should heed the call of the youth and the climate movement who keep sending ...

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Kenya’s first green bond cross-lists on London Stock Exchange

Kenya green bond  Kenya’s first green bond cross-lists on London Stock Exchange Kenya

Kenya’s first green bond has been cross-listed at the London Stock Exchange in a ceremony that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta ring the bell to kick off its trading on Monday, January 20, 2020. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Kenya’s first green bond trading at the London Stock Exchange on January 20, 2020. Photo credit: PSCU President Kenyatta urged United Kingdom investors ...

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High court to hear suit against biosafety agency over rights abridgement

Maize plant  High court to hear suit against biosafety agency over rights abridgement maize plant

The Registered Trustees of Health of Mother Earth Foundation and 16 other organisations have resumed a lawsuit against the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and Monsanto Agricultura Nigeria Limited in a matter of fundamental rights (enforcement procedure). The plaintiffs seek a declaration that GM cotton and maize approved by the NBMA and Monsanto for commercial release and trial contravene the ...

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Stankiewicz assumes office as head of Minamata Convention

Monika Stankiewicz  Stankiewicz assumes office as head of Minamata Convention Monika Stankiewicz

Following her nomination to the post by the UN Environment Director, Inger Andersen, in November 2019, Monika Stankiewicz assumed her functions as the Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury on Monday, January 13, 2020. Monika Stankiewicz “I am delighted to be joining the Minamata Convention team and I am looking forward to working with the Parties and partners ...

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Farmers urged to embrace GMOs, technology-driven crops

GMOs  Farmers urged to embrace GMOs, technology-driven crops GMOs

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), on Monday, January 20, 2020 urged Nigerian farmers to embrace Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and technology-driven crops to improve the nation’s economy. GMOs Dr Rosa Gidado, Deputy Director, Agricultural Biotech Department of the agency, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. She said that the technology ...

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ADNOC, Eni to collaborate on carbon capture technology

Claudio Descalzi  ADNOC, Eni to collaborate on carbon capture technology Claudio Descalzi

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday, January 20, 2020 signed a strategic framework agreement with Italy’s energy company Eni, for collaboration in carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), the official news agency WAM reported. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi According to the agreement, ADNOC and Eni will jointly explore opportunities for collaboration in innovative geo-mechanical workflows for CCUS programme ...

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Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, govt prioritises containment

Xi Jinping  Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, govt prioritises containment Xi Jinping

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, national and local authorities confirmed on Monday, January 20, 2020. Chinese President, Xi Jinping Also, a fourth case has been reported beyond China’s borders. President Xi Jinping said curbing the outbreak and saving lives was a top priority as the number of ...

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Customs seizes 347g ivory products in east China port city

Ivory trafficking  Customs seizes 347g ivory products in east China port city Ivory trafficking

Customs Officers in port city of Qingdao in eastern China on Monday, January 20, 2020 said it had seized 11 ivory products from a passenger’s luggage at the Qingdao Liuting International Airport. Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com Customs said the ivory products, weighing about 347 grams, were hidden in several coffee cans. The ivory products have been temporarily confiscated by ...

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Australia’s platypus on brink of extinction, scientists say

Platypus  Australia’s platypus on brink of extinction, scientists say Platypus

Australia’s duck-billed platypus could be on the brink of extinction, scientists said in a newly released study on Monday, January 20, 2020. Platypus The platypus, a beaver-tailed species that is one of very few mammals that lay eggs, is endemic to eastern Australia, Tasmania, and South Australia, but is “practically extinct” in the latter. According to the study published in ...

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POV4 talks to explore how art drives environmental sustainability

Point of View  POV4 talks to explore how art drives environmental sustainability POV4 IV design 01 01

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, will on Friday, January 24, 2020 present the fourth edition of its monthly series of talks “Point of View” (POV4). It will hold at the Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos. Resource persons and panellists at POV4 The fourth ...

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