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COVID recovery needs $50b, say IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO


The heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group (WBG), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) issued a joint statement, published in newspapers around the world, outlining a $50 billion health, trade, and finance roadmap to end the COVID-19 pandemic and secure a global recovery. Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade ...

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NCF advocates ecosystem restoration, commemorates WED

Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), an environmental NGO dedicated to nature conservation and biodiversity resource management, joins the global community to commemorate World Environment Day (WED) 2021 with the theme: “Ecosystem Restoration.” The Lekki Conservation Centre, head offices of the NCF in Lagos NCF has lined up key activities promoting restoration of the ecosystem across the nation, as this year’s ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: No to a Niger Delta without fish

Nnimmo Bassey

In his welcome words at the Oilfield/FishNet Dialogue at Gbarain, Bayelsa State on Friday, June 4, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), laments that many fish species are endangered and some already going extinct due to constant pollution Nnimmo Bassey The Niger Delta has several freshwater and marine ecosystems like rivers, lakes, streams and creeks. ...

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Most plastic waste in oceans drifts especially near coasts, study observes

Plastic pollution

Videos of huge plastic waste whirlpools in the open sea regularly frighten the public, but a Swiss study has found that most of the plastic waste probably ended up near the coast. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: “In all the scenarios we have calculated, about 80 per cent of the ...

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How Oyo women farmers react to NiMet’s weather forecast

Women farmers

As the planting season begins, farmers in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State have expressed concern about the prediction of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) that rain will cease early in 2021 and how to go about the development. Women farmers The agency’s zonal manager for Southwest, Mr Adewale Ajeyomi, had earlier advised the women to utilise climate smart solutions ...

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UK facility described as critical in energy transition, COP26 preparation alliance

Prof Chidi Onyia with COP26 President

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has said that the UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) remains critical to the UK-Nigeria collaboration in the Energy Transition Council, not only in preparing for COP26 but also for initiatives beyond this event. UKNIAF MD, Prof. Chidi Onyia (right), meets with the COP26 President, Alok Sharma, in Abuja Llewellyn-Jones made the submission when ...

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Forest carbon: Analysis reveals climate investments risks amid ineffective safeguards

Forest Carbon

A new analysis by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and scholars at McGill University shows that many tropical forested countries seeking to benefit from international forest carbon markets have yet to define in law and in practice the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant Peoples over carbon in their customary lands and territories. Securing community forest rights ...

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Chevron expresses commitment to ecosystem restoration

Rick Kennedy

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it is committed to ecosystem restoration through its environmental management policy and practices that supports environmental stewardship and sustainable development. Mr Rick Kennedy, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited CNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in commemoration of the World Environment Day marked ...

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Germany seeks 2030 nitrogen reduction target

Svenja Schulze

German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, has called for a 2030 nitrogen reduction target. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze She made the call at the International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2021) that ended on Thursday, June 3, 2021. While highlighting synergies with climate action at the world’s largest nitrogen conference, she stressed that Germany needed an overall nitrogen target. In the light ...

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SPP, CSOs explore measures to promote green recovery in Nigeria, West Africa

CSOs Dialogue

As a follow-up to the launch of the Policy Paper on Africa’s Post Covid-19 Green Recovery – Towards a Green and Resilient Recovery in West Africa, the Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), an environment focused not-for-profit, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened a group of civil society organisations (CSOs) to dialogue on “Promoting a green and resilient recovery in ...

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