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World Environment Day: Germany supports new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Svenja Schulze

World Environment Day observed on June 5, 2021 sees the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly for the period 2021 to 2030. It follows the UN Decade on Biodiversity which came to an end in 2020. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The goal in the coming decade is to halt ...

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World Environment Day: Quit activities that destroy ecosystems, HOMEF advises

Nnimmo Bassey

As Nigeria joined the global community in marking the 2021 World Environment Day on Saturday, June 5, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) called for the protection and restoration of ecological systems. Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) To be able to do this, according to the organisation, Nigeria must take concrete steps such as urgently quitting addiction ...

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Nasiru Idris: Importance of celebrating World Environment Day

Prof. Nasiru Idris

The United Nations General Assembly designated June 5 as World Environment Day since 1972 resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. This day marked the opening of the United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment which was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Nasiru Idris This also led to the establishment of United Nations Environment ...

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Nestle, Lagos plant indigenous trees to preserve cultural heritage

Tree planting

Nestlé Nigeria Plc and the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources have commenced the planting of indigenous trees as a way of preserving the cultural heritage of some communities. Tree planting The tree planting projects are part of Nestlé’s activities to mark the 2021 World Environment Day, with the theme: “Ecosystem restoration.” The event commenced with a tree ...

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Biosafety agency claims no genetically modified fish in Nigerian market

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says there are no genetically modified fish and animals yet in the Nigerian market. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) He made this assertion on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Abuja during stakeholders meeting for the review of draft guidelines on Genetically Modified (GM) fish, animals, ...

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Environmentalist tasks oil firms on onshore pollution cleaning

Oil Field Dialogues

An environmentalist, Dr Nnimmo Bassey, has urged oil firms in the Niger Delta to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Participants at the Oil Field Dialogues Bassey made the call in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, on Friday, June 4, 2021 at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience against Fossils Extraction.” The event, which was ...

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World Environment Day: ERA/FoEN lists ecosystem restoration measures

World Environment Day (WED)

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has joined the global community to commemorate the 2021 World Environment Day (WED) with the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) officials and guests at and event to commemorate the 2021 World Environment Day (WED) The United Nations set aside June 5 of every year as ...

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World Environment Day: Kaduna to plant 1.2m trees

Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna State Government has pledged to plant 1.2 million trees within the year in an effort to tackle climate change. Mr Ibrahim Husseini, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, stated this on Friday, June 4, 2021 while inaugurating a tree planting campaign ahead of the World Environment Day in Kaduna, the state capital. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State According ...

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NEMA urges South-East residents to plant trees to check erosion

Erosion Anambra State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged residents of the South-East to plant trees to checkmate the menace of erosion within the zone. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State The South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr James Eze, gave the advice in Enugu, Enugu State, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eze spoke against the background of World Environment Day held ...

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World Environment Day: Protect wetlands, Lagos TUC urges govt


The Lagos State Council, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has urged the Lagos State Government to protect the state’s wetlands, to save the environment and humanity. A wetland community The council made the call in a statement signed by its Chairman, Mr Gbenga Ekundayo, and Secretary, Mr Aladetan Abiodun, on Friday in Lagos. It was issued to commemorate the ...

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