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SDGs: Stakeholders seek public-private sector collaboration

Mohamed Yahya

Stakeholders on Thursday, November 26, 2020 stressed the need for synergy between the public and private sectors for inclusive economic growth and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria They stakeholders spoke at a webinar organised by the Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) to mark the official launch of the professional group. ...

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TV Report: Okereke lauds Biden’s stance on climate change

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

The Director of the Center for Climate Change and Development at AEFUNAI, Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, has provided a rich commentary on the recent appointment of Senator John Kerry as the United States Climate Envoy by Pressing-Elect Joe Biden. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Speaking with Mr Charles Aniagolu of AriseTV, Dr. Okereke who also is a member of the UN Climate Science ...

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Firm emphasises sustainability amid group’s Kwara recycling facility tour

Kwara recycling facility tour

Following the response of Nigeria’s former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to a tweet by the leader of the PickThatTrash team in Kwara State, the Senate President welcomed some young environmentalists to take a tour of one of his recycling and packaging companies in Ilorin that provides jobs for about a 100 young people. An official makes a point during the facility tour Recently, ...

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El-Rufai, Abubakar to grace Environment Outreach Magazine lecture

Nasir el Rufai

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State and the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, are Special Guests of Honour at the 11th Annual Lecture/Awards Ceremony of the Environment Outreach Magazine. It will hold in Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State Themed “Utilising Renewable Energies to Combat Desertification: ...

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Carbon dioxide levels hit new record, says WMO

Petteri Taalas

Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday, November 23, 2020. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas “We breached the global threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) in ...

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E-waste: Govt to implement GEF programme, targets 300 tonnes waste elimination

Aliyu Jauro

The Federal Government on Monday, November 23, 2020 said its Global Environmental Facility (GEF) implementation would target the elimination of 300 tonnes of e-waste from the environment in the first quarter of 2021. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), said this while declaring open a four-day training on ...

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Explosions damage crude, gas pipelines at Shell, Agip oil fields in Bayelsa

East Africa crude oil pipeline

Unidentified persons on Monday, November 23, 2020 attacked oil facilities operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ikarama community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A crude oil pipeline Mr Ben Warder, a youth leader in Ikarama near the incident site, said on Tuesday that residents heard several sounds from the explosions ...

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Sweden, group reward three Nigerian environmentalists

Swedish Embassy Award

Three Nigerian Environmentalist have been rewarded by Sweden and Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation, an NGO, for their outstanding performance at the African Green Award Boot Camp. Sweden Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl Grans, with the awardees The Africa Green Grant is an initiative to promote the sustainability of the environment by supporting African youth in the designing and implementation of their ...

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Stakeholders harp on forest preservation to prevent environmental disaster

Mohammad Abubakar

Stakeholders in the environment sector have underscored the need for the country to preserve its forests and their resources to avoid possible environmental disaster. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The stakeholders stated this during the golden jubilee and 42nd annual conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Ibadan, Oyo State. The five-day ...

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Bayelsa urges govt to correct oil industry mistakes

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has cautioned the Federal Government and other critical stakeholders in the oil and gas industry against repeating the mistakes that are depriving host communities of their benefits. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, stated this while declaring open the technical session of the 5th National Council on Hydrocarbons in Yenagoa, the state ...

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