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World Environment Day: Cities, regions, businesses launch ‘Race to Zero’ campaign

Nigel Topping

To mark the 2020 World Environment Day, an alliance of investors, activists, cities and corporates is gathering virtually on Friday, June 5 for the launch of Race to Zero, the global campaign to mobilise leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery which creates well-paying jobs, unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth and prevents future threats. Nigel Topping, UN High ...

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World Environment Day: HOMEF demands collective efforts to protect biodiversity

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a not-for-profit based in Benin City, Nigeria, has called for urgent and collective effort to protect and preserve biodiversity. The ecological think tank explains the importance of biodiversity, the threats to it and how it must be preserved, in a set of videos which have been released to mark the 2020 World Environment Day. ...

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COVID-19: Group calls on govt to support farmers

Voices for Food Security (VFS)

Members of civil society and non-government agricultural stakeholders operating under a group called Voices for Food Security (VFS) have called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of farmers, who are facing challenges following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Members of the Voices for Food Security (VFS): Sulaimon Arigbagu, Executive Director of HEDA Resource Centre ...

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African Chamber Chief says US mistaken about AfDB’s Adesina

Akinwunmi Adesina

The Vice President, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, has said the American Treasury Department is mistaken about its call for a fresh probe of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, calling for engagement with Washington on the issue. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The chamber leader in a virtual chat on ...

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COVID-19: Lagos says churches, mosques can reopen on June 19

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres at 40 per cent capacity, effective June 19, 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that congregational worship with 40 per cent capacity would resume for Muslims on Friday, June 19, while Christians would resume on Sunday, June 21. Sanwo-Olu announced this on Thursday, June ...

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CLAP GH advocates green environment for infection-free living


Ghanaian environmental group, the Climate, Livelihoods & Agriculture Platform (CLAP GH), has reiterated the need for attention to be given to protecting the environment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. CLAP GH officials and guests at a function In commemoration of World Environment Day 2020, the group is encouraging individual and group tree planting drives for a clean and healthy environment to ...

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World Environment Day: Environmentalist clamours programmes to curb biodiversity loss


The International community has been called upon to continue to push through, programmes that will address the issue of biodiversity loss and design relevant responses that are sustainable and with a focus on the direct and indirect drivers of change. Loss of biodiversity: deforestation. Photo credit: Mary Sewuese Kuma-Shima, Founder/Executive Director, Angel Support Foundation, who made the submission on ...

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COP26 delay isn’t postponement of ambitious climate action – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, May 28, 2020 new dates for ...

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World Environment Day: Reminder to world to stop destroying ‘natural capital’

Inger Andersen

The rising of the sun, the flowering of the plants, the chirping of the birds, the blowing of the wind, the swinging of the trees, the greenery of vegetation, the flowing of a stream, the brownness of the dry season, the delightful squealing of children and the call of a mother summoning her family to lunch or dinner, all form ...

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Govt urged to tackle erosion in Anambra

Erosion Awka

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Federal Government to evolve measures toward tackling the erosion ravaging many communities in Anambra State. Gully erosion threatens the Federal High Court premises in Awka, Anambra State Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, the CLO Chairman in Anambra, made the call on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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