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Civil society actions call for a Just Recovery

UN Assembly

A week of actions from September 18 to 26, 2020 including a new wave of global climate strikes are calling on world leaders at the UN assembly to #TurnItAround for a Just Recovery from COVID-19 and the climate crisis. UN General Assembly. Photo credit: AP Five years have passed since national governments signed historic international treaties and agreements – the Paris ...

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$35bn needed to end acute phase of COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The ACT-Accelerator, the global initiative offering a solution to speed up the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, says it needs $35 billion to meet the goal of developing new tools and producing and delivering two billion vaccine doses, 245 million treatments and 500 million diagnostic tests over the next year. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation ...

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Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus, says UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation, as he addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson attended the virtual roundtable on Thursday, September 24, 2020 via video link from Downing ...

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2020 World Migratory Bird Day themed ‘Birds Connect Our World’

Migratory birds

Birds can be found everywhere: in cities and in the countryside; in parks and backyards, in forests and mountains, and in wetlands and along the shores. They connect all these habitats and they connect us, reminding us of our own connection to the planet, the environment, wildlife and each other. Through their seasonal movements, migratory birds also remind us of nature’s cycles. ...

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Govts, businesses, investors ramp up ambition at UN climate Roundtable

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for every government, business, civil and international organisation in the world to develop a transition plan to net-zero emissions, and boost ambition in finance and adaption as an equal priority to cutting emissions, and the only way to reach the 1.5C temperature goal. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Global leaders on Thursday, September ...

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African youths take to the streets, call for urgent solutions to climate change, COVID-19

Action in Tanzania

Thousands took part in multiple actions across the continent calling on its leaders to urgently address the multiple crises of climate change, COVID-19, recession, unemployment, inequality and poverty plaguing the continent. Action in Tanzania This was in response to the call from youth climate strikers for a Global Day of Climate Action on Friday, September 25, 2020. Extreme weather events, such as ...

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Govt urged to stop issuing coal mining licenses

Global Day of Climate Action

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s Environment sector on Friday, September 25, 2020 called on the Federal Government to stop further issuance of coal mining licenses to mining companies. L-R: Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), David Michael; Jiata Ekele Ugwah of the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet); and Programme Officer, CSDevNet, Pius Oko Mr. David Michael, ...

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Groups to partner Yoruba film producers to end smoking in movies

No smoking in movies

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation  Africa (CAPPA) have met with the executives of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) in continuation of the campaign against smoking in movies and music videos. L-R: Actor, Shokoti Alagbede; CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; NTCA representative, Adepeju Adeogun; and Otunba ...

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Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, others adopt measures to tackle flooding, alleviate victims’ sufferings

Nigeria flood

State governments in the North Central are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Flood cuts off Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, sacks residents

Lokoja

Flash floods from River Niger have cut off Lokoja-Ajaokuta rRoad, which leads to the South-East and some South-South parts of the country. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State on Thursday, September 24, 2020, reports that the flood had covered ...

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