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UCLG, 01Talent collaborate to speed up digital transformation process in Africa

UCLG Africa

The socio-economic development of the continent will be local, or it will not be. It will also be digital, or it will not be. Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi If this double conviction was still the prerogative of a few players 18 months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that local governments and the digital ...

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China gets thumbs-up over pledge to end financing fossil fuels abroad

Xi Jinping

At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, President Xi Jinping of China announced the country would cease funding of coal-fired power plants abroad. Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo credit: CCTV Beyond the promise not to build new coal fired projects overseas, China has also pledged to step up support for green and low carbon energy in ...

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Progress reports: LDCs Group demands deep emissions cuts, scaled up climate finance

Sonam P. Wangdi

The release of two reports last week providing updated information on the level of ambition of national climate plans around the world and the amount of climate finance provided and mobilised are the cause of concern for the least developed countries. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As world leaders meet at the UNGA, ...

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Experts call for proper disposal of wastewater


Experts have called for effective ways to dispose wastewater because, according to them, it is the leading cause of surface and ground water pollution. Wastewater  Some environmental and health experts disclosed that safe disposal of wastewater has remained a serious problem in the country.  Mr Sylvester Arogundade, who is of the Earth and Environment Initiative, noted that indiscriminate wastewater disposal had ...

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NEMA tasks residents in flood plains on positive attitude

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on people living in flood prone areas to have a change of attitude towards the environment to minimise the negative impacts of floods. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Mr Justin Uwazuruonue, Head, Abuja Area Operation Office of NEMA, made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, September ...

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FCTA education secretariat advocates legislation to curtail effects of climate change

Tree planting campaign

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Education Secretariat has emphasised the need for the enactment of a legislation to mitigate the effects of climate change on the environment. Participants at the tree planting campaign Acting Secretary of the secretariat, Alhaji Abdulrasak Leramo, made the call during a tree planting project at Junior Secondary School, Zuba, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 ...

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Guterres charges world leaders to get SDGs back on track

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world was challenged like never before because of COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the world leaders to get the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres was speaking on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the SDG Moment, a major event marking the start of the General Assembly High Level ...

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Climate change yet to make sense to many people, says Kaduna ministry official

NEWMAP forum

Director of Environment, Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Muazu Usman, said it was worrisome that people still feigned ignorance of the hazards of climate change on the environment. Participants at the NEWMAP forum Usman spoke on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Kaduna during a sensitisation workshop for students, civil society organisations and community leaders, organised by ...

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Campaigners react as US pledges to double climate finance for vulnerable nations

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that he would double US climate finance for vulnerable nations from the previously promised $5.7 billion a year by 2024, including for adaptation. U.S. President Joe Biden The climate movement welcomes the pledge but reinforces the need for stronger and more ambitious commitments, especially ...

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Mike Owhoko: Why Water Resources Bill must be rejected

Dr. Mike Owhoko,

There are strong indications that the National Water Resources Bill 2020 will soon be reintroduced at the National Assembly.  If passed into law, communities and people living along water fronts in the country, particularly Niger Delta Region, Lagos State and other aquatic areas in the country will be deprived of their major source of livelihood – fishing. Dr. Mike Owhoko, ...

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