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G7 leaders commit $4.3bn to fund equitable access to tests, treatments, vaccines

Virtual G7 Meeting

Commitments made at the Virtual G7 leaders meeting held on Friday, February 19, 2021 and hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and at the Munich Security Conference later in the day, signaled significant progress in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic with an important underscoring of the need for global equity in access to test, treatments, and vaccines. ...

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UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to solve planetary emergencies, secure humanity’s future

Inger Andersen

The world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and prevent future pandemics, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that offers a comprehensive blueprint for addressing our triple planetary emergency. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The ...

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Pangolins: Experts call for stringent penalties against wildlife poaching, trading


Some wildlife experts on Friday, February 19, 2021 expressed concern over the illegal poaching of Pangolins and called for enforcement of laws and stringent measures against those found guilty of trading them. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals They spoke at a virtual event organised by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, to honour the ...

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Private sector lauds establishment of Infra-Co, seeks water, sanitation inclusion in implementation

Nicholas Igwe

The Organised Private Sector on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (OPS-WASH) has lauded the establishment of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) styled Infrastructure Company (Infra-Co). Dr. Nicholas Igwe The OPS-WASH through its National Coordinator, Dr Nicholas Igwe, in an interview on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Abuja, called for inclusion of water and sanitation interventions in its implementation. President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Climate change: Farmer raises concern over delayed rainfall


An organic farmer, Mr Uche Ikenga, has raised alarm over the delay in the coming of the 2020 rainy season in some parts of the country, saying it will negatively affect the year’s food production. Farming Ikenga, who said this in an on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Lagos, however, blamed the present climate change realities for the delayed rainfall ...

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United States officially rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden

The U.S. on Friday, February 19, 2021 officially re-entered the Paris Climate Agreement, nearly one month after U.S. President Joe Biden took office and immediately pledged to re-enter the deal. US President Joe Biden “Now, as momentous as our joining the Agreement was in 2016 and as momentous as our rejoining is today what we do in the coming weeks, ...

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Poor physical planning poses challenge to sanitation in Bauchi, say stakeholders

Bala Mohammed

Stakeholders in the environment sector have identified poor physical planning as posing challenges to urban sanitation and faecal sludge management in the Bauchi metropolis. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State The stakeholders, with speciality in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), stated this on Friday, February 19, 2021 in a communiqué issued after a two-day dissemination workshop on contextual analysis of ...

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Nasarawa warns against encroachment into forest reserve

Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa State Government has warned loggers and herders not to encroach into the forest reserve at the Farin Ruwa waterfalls in the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Dogo Shammah, gave the warning on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Wamba Local Government Area (LGA) when he visited the waterfalls. Shammah visited ...

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Waste-to-wealth: North-West stakeholders call for aggressive approach

Mohammad Abubakar

Some environment stakeholders and experts have called for an aggressive approach in converting the huge waste generated in the country into viable business opportunities that will add value to the economy. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The experts and stakeholders from the North-West noted that waste products are no longer waste, but avenues for making money and job creation ...

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Solidaridad pledges to help in divestment of Nigerian economy


Solidaridad West Africa, a solution-oriented civil society organisation (CSO), says is poised to bring its over 50-year experience in global agriculture transformation to help in divestment of the nation’s economy from oil to agriculture. Dr. Samuel Ogallah Samson Dr Sam Ogallah, Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and County Technical Lead, Nigeria for Solidaridad Network, West Africa, disclosed this at a two-day ...

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