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ECOWAS Regional Consultation urges protection of Africa’s ‘irreplaceable’ biodiversity


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held recently has said that threatened biodiversity from the West and Central Africa regions that form an irreplaceable part of humanity’s natural heritage must be protected for generations to come. According to Dr Mohammed Abubakar, deforestation across the West African ...

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Why climate change education should be included in schools’ curriculum

Lagos flood

Climate change can be regarded as one of the utmost challenges facing the world today and it is possibly the single most significant environmental problem of our time. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has adopted a firmly unequivocal and more urgent tone declaring that climate change is happening faster and, in some cases, with more severe impacts than ...

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Study exposes low EIA awareness level in Nigeria

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

In a bid to understand the awareness level of Nigerians about the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and an apparent non-compliance to it, Act Hub Africa embarked on a survey prototyping the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Audit idea being incubated at Accountability Lab Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar In the dissemination of the knowledge gained from ...

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NCF engages children on environmental education at summer school

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through its Environmental Education Unit says it has concluded a two-week open virtual summer school for children and teenagers aged from five to 17 years. It held from August 11 to20, 2020.   The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos The purpose of the virtual school, according to the NCF, was ...

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GCF approves $878.8m for 15 new projects in developing countries

GCF Co-Chairs

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) continues empowering developing countries to take climate action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with its allocation of $878.8 million in new financing at its 26th Board meeting, which ended on Friday, August 21, 2020. Green Climate Fund (GCF) Co-Chairs: Sue Szabo and Nauman Bashir Bhatti The 26th Board meeting approved 15 projects, raising ...

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Shell employees launch N82m free feeding programme at isolation centres

Osagie Okunbor

Employees of Shell companies in Nigeria have launched free feeding programme in COVID-19 isolation centres in seven states under the Shell Employee Care Programme, the General Manager External Relations of Shell Nigeria, Igo Weli, said in a statement issued on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Mr. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and Country Chair ...

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GCF grant to help Côte d’Ivoire, others mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Yannick Glemarec

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Friday, August 21, 2020 approved several new projects, including one for Côte d’Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has helped an African country obtain a grant from the international entity. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec Along with the $11.8 million approval ...

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Firm rolls out grains farming project, signs agreement for outgrower scheme

An industrial agric company, Spring Plantation and Processing Company (SPPC), has unveiled its industrial agric initiative that will make possible people-participation and creation of a truly private sector initiative. The signed Agreement between SPPC and Osun Farmers on display According to a statement by the company made available to EnviroNews on Friday, August 21, 2020, the agribusiness activity will take ...

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SDGs: Group seeks women participation in governance

Women Assembly in Quito

A group, Foundation for Gender Equality and Good Governance (GEGG), has advocated for active participation of women in governance to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at a Women Assembly Mrs Esther Ereoye, the group’s Chief Executive Officer, made the advocacy during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, ...

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Thunberg stages climate strike at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate climate strike

Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, on Friday, August 21, 2020 staged her latest climate strike in Berlin, protesting with dozens of other youngsters in front of the German capital’s famous Brandenburg Gate. Greta Thunberg with co-climate strikers at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin The protesters were seen sitting on the concrete in front of the city landmark, at a distance from ...

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