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Report says most developed countries on track to meet their 2020 emission reduction targets

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A new report released by UN Climate Change reveals that, between 1990 and 2018, the greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries decreased by 13%, with emissions falling by just 3.4 % between 2010 and 2018. Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources added 138GW to global power capacity in 2016, up 8% from the 127.5GW added in 2015. Photo credit: ...

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Minister calls for investment in renewable energy

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Monday, November 23, 2020 called on investors to focus attention on renewable energy sector, describing it as lucrative and alternative source of electricity. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Onu made the call at the 38th National Solar Energy Forum (NASEF), organised by Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, Usmanu Danfodio ...

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Ekiti to eliminate open defecation by 2022, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi , on Monday, November 23, 2020 declared that the state had launched a roadmap to acheive an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by 2022. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State A statement by the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Mr Bamidele Faparusi, said the Governor gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti, the state ...

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Air pollution identified as Europe’s main environmental health hazard

air Pollution

Air pollution remains a leading cause of premature deaths in 41 European countries in spite of progress in reducing emissions, the European Union’s environment watchdog said on Monday, November 23, 2020. Vehicular traffic is a major source of air pollution in Germany An estimated 417,000 premature deaths in 2018 were linked to particle pollution in the 41 countries surveyed. The ...

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Lagos, stakeholders express environmental impact concerns on proposed 4th Mainland Bridge

4th Mainland Bridge impression

The Lagos State Government says it is running an all-inclusive government toward achieving quality road infrastructure delivery and seamless inter-connectivity, to eliminate gridlock in the state. An impression of the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said this on Monday, November 23, 2020 at a stakeholders meeting ...

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Seven renewable energy start-ups awarded $10,000 development grant

All On

Seven renewable energy start-ups who have all demonstrated excellence in innovation will each be awarded $10,000 at the end of the Clean Technology Incubation and Acceleration Foundation (CTIAF) incubation programme sponsored by Shell-funded impact investing firm, All On. A session organised by All On The seven companies represent start-up businesses from around the country, whose innovative products span a variety ...

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ERA/FOEN, four others advocate sustainable energy in Africa

Godwin Uyi Ojo

The need to reduce climate obstacles and other environmental issues within the mother earth of Africa has been recently opted for by five strategic environmental groups in Africa. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) The groups called on African governments to stop the acceptance of fossil fuel projects driven by ...

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Tribunal to hear rights violations, environmental degradation cases in Lagos

Nnimmo Bassey

Friends of the Earth Africa through its Forest & Biodiversity Programme holds the first session of the African Peoples Tribunal from November 25 to 27, 2020 in Lagos Nigeria. Nnimmo Bassey of HOMEF is one of the five jurors of the Tribunal Affected communities and civil society will bring testimonies on cases of human rights violations and environmental degradation connected ...

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Kenya faces risk of second locust invasion, warns FAO

Desert locust swarm

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Sunday, November 22, 2020 warned that Kenya could face an imminent second wave of locust invasion, an official source said. Desert locust swarm The UN agency said that control operations are underway against small hopper bands that were forming from local breeding in Samburu County, northern Kenya. In a statement issued in Nairobi ...

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Nigeria initiates moves to eliminate lead use in paint

SRADev

At a two-day project launch held from November 19 to 20, 20202 in Lagos courtesy of the Federal Ministry of Environment with Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria), Nigeria officially commenced activities aimed at eliminating lead use in paint. Participants at the Elimination of Lead Paint Project Launch Workshop in Lagos Lead is a cumulative toxic element ...

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