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UN supports efforts to mainstream gender into National Climate Actions

patricia espinosa

UN Climate Change has significantly boosted support efforts around the nexus of gender and climate change in two series of virtual workshops conducted in the second half of 2020. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC This targeted support concerns strengthening the skills of National Gender Climate Change Focal Points on the one hand, and integrating gender into national climate ...

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How bird migrated from Germany to Nigeria in 122 days

Migratory birds

To conservationists and the simple-minded folks of Weppa in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria, it is “bravo” that ringed birds ceaselessly migrate from distant countries in Europe, America, Africa and other continents of the world to its neighbourhoods of Weppa Farms. Migratory birds Classified by key global conservation institutions as an International Bird Area (IBA) and ...

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Nigerian agents align with America’s realtors, global network

Kunle Adedeji

The Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN), under the auspices of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), has formalised a bilateral partnership agreement with the Washington D.C., U.S.A.-based National Association of Realtors (NAR). Kunle Adedeji, National Chairman of AEAN This is sequel to AEAN leadership’s quest to create a similar structure as NAR, which the Kunle ...

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Governments urged to submit their NDCs

David Kabua

At the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands, has called on governments around the world to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands Speaking at the event, Kabua said: “A key part of the Paris Agreement is for countries to ...

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500kg of waste cleared as Nestlé employees clean markets

Nestle Cares Market Clean Up

In the bid to ensure environmental sustainability, Nestlé Cares recently organised market sensitisation and cleanup activities with over 100 employees from different locations volunteering for the clean-up exercise in seven markets across the country. Nestle Cares market clean-up exercise Over 500kg of waste was removed from the markets and properly disposed, says Nestlé Nigeria, adding that this activity is one ...

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Climate Dialogues set to increase momentum for greater climate ambition

Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu

A series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (November 23 to December 4), are set to kick off next week, designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition. The aim is to contribute to maximum progress and ensure a minimum of delays in the ...

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Firm accused of initiating September forest fires in California under investigation

Australian bushfires

An American investor-owned utility (IOU), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), is again under investigation for allegedly starting a deadly fire in California last month. Fire and Rescue personal battle a bushfire on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Photo credit: David Gray/Getty Images The burst being referred to is the Zogg Fire, which has murdered four individuals and annihilated ...

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World Toilet Day: Kano to enact Pollution Law

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Ministry of Environment says it has completed work on a draft Kano State Pollution Bill to enhance sanitation and protect the environment. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, stated this at a news conference as part of activities to mark the 2020 World Toilet Day on Friday, November 20, 2020 in ...

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Ilajes in Ondo State cry for help over sea surges

Ilaje Ocean Surge

The Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG) in Ondo State has called on the Federal and Ondo State governments to urgently intervene to check sea incursion ravaging coastal communities in Ilaje Local  Government Area of Ondo State. Ilaje ocean surge The Executive Administrator of the group, Rev. Sola Adebawo, said in a statement issued in Akure on Friday, November 20, 2020 ...

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Chinese scientists use gene-editing technology to promote agriculture

Genetically modified maize

China has released the country’s 10 most significant advances in agricultural science and technology. Notably, five of them are associated with gene-editing technology. Genetically modified maize The 10 advances by Chinese agricultural scientists in 2019 were announced at the Forum 2020 on Science and Technology for Agricultural and Rural Development in China, which opened  in Nanjing, capital of east China’s ...

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