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Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aligns actions to protect plant diversity

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

A new report on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), suggests that while the 16 targets of the decades long plan to protect global plant are unlikely to be met, countries have made considerable progress towards achieving many of them. A gathering of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Such progress is the result of actions under the strategy, ...

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Slow Poison: Travails of Ogoni communities drinking toxins – nine years after UNEP report

Polluted well in Ogale

On August 28, 2020, the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) tweeted that water supply to Ogoniland would begin before the end of the year. Abiose Adelaja Adams, Bertha Fellow, drew crude oil out of water wells in some Ogoni villages, and finds that nine years after the UNEP report, the people are still drinking toxins, while the government continues to ...

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Take personal responsibility, Rivers charges residents on flooding


Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Mr Felix Obuah, has charged residents to show personal commitment towards tackling the challenges of flooding in Rivers state. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State The sole administrator gave the charge in a statement signed on Thursday, September 24, 2020 by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Jerry Needam. ...

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Minister calls for effective implementation of national policy on science, technology education

Mallam Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has called for the effective implementation of the national policy on science and technology education to make the economy be technology driven and sustainable. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukuemeka Nwajuiba, made the call at the unveiling and  the launch ...

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Clean Up Day: Recycling Alliance clamours collaborative action to safeguard environment

World Clean Up Day

With increasing use of plastic packaging, poor waste management and the lack of an adequate recycling ecosystem, there is a need to take proactive measures to safeguard our environment for future generations. These were sentiments shared as members of the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) joined forces to create awareness on the need for collaborative action on World Clean ...

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Govt committed to elimination of gas flaring by 2021, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the elimination of gas flaring from Nigeria’s oil and gas fields by 2021. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Sylva said that the move had the potential for enormous multiplier and development outcomes for Nigeria, saying it would create jobs ...

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350 Action endorses Biden-Harris campaign for Presidency


The 350 Action has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States, and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President, ahead of the first presidential debate next Tuesday. Former Vice-President, Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris The group said in a statement on Thursday, September 24, 2020 that, through the endorsement, members are “signaling a strong and certain stance ...

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Actions across Africa demand urgent solutions to climate change, COVID-19

Greta Thunberg

Youth climate strikers under the banner of Fridays for Future have called for a Global Day of Climate Action on Friday, September 25, 2020. The climate youth movement was sparked by Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg In response to this call youth leaders, civil society groups and grassroots movements are organising actions across the continent to send a powerful message to ...

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Russia to allocate $13bn for environment protection over three yrs

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russia is going to spend for the first time a whopping $13 billion (₽1 trillion) on environmental protection, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images “Another factor that directly affects the health of our citizens is environmental well-being. In 2021, the spending as part of the national project on ...

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UN, UK to host major global climate event on Paris Agreement anniversary

António Guterres

Plans to convene the world’s most ambitious climate leaders on December 12 – the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement – will be launched at the United Nations on Thursday, September 24, 2020, António Guterres. UN Secretary General The announcement – at the Climate Change Roundtable to be hosted by the UN Secretary-General on Thursday – comes during a watershed week for ...

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