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Inger Andersen: Reversing the domino effect of our destruction of nature

Inger Andersen

Since the start of the industrial revolution, humanity’s relationship with nature has been celebrated as a triumph. Through innovation, we light up countries, build industries and travel overseas with unprecedented speed. With agricultural developments, a record number of people are being fed, and in some parts of the world, life expectancy has more than doubled. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of ...

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WaterAid, institute partner to deliver equitable sustainable sanitation

Evelyn Mere

WaterAid Nigeria and the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) have signed a three-year partnership to deliver equitable sustainable total sanitation at scale in Nigeria. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director The partnership will combine the water, sanitation, and hygiene expertise of WaterAid and the training expertise of the NWRI to improve and systemically support sector capacity for sanitation programme design ...

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Accelerating supply chain decarbonisation

Ovais Sarmad

UN Climate Change has partnered with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in a new framework to establish a harmonised carbon accounting method to correctly measure and attribute the environmental impact of material and energy supply chains. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Secretariat The Coalition on Materials Emissions Transparency (COMET) Framework will address a fundamental gap in ...

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Buhari approves Nigeria’s revised National Climate Change Policy

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 approved the Revised National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the National Climate Change Programmes for Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari Speaking on the development, the Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mohammed Abubakar, explained that the new Policy document captures updates of emerging issues in the sectors ...

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Cameroon: Large-scale logging forces indigenous Baka out of the forests

Typical traditional Baka house

Expelled from the forest at the arrival of the logging company Pallisco, the Baka of Bidjoumam are currently vulnerable to exploitation, dust, ill health and loss of land. Typical traditional Baka house Mindourou/East Cameroon, there are about 300 indigenous forest people living in Bidjoumam, the Baka hamlet, home to the communities affected by Pallisco logging activities. They used to have ...

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Montreal parties agree to replenish funds for ozone action


Parties to the ozone agreement gathered for one-day meeting to decide on replenishing funds for implementing the agreement during 2021, and the first part of an open-ended working group meeting focused on guidance to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Replenishment Task Force. The TEAP is an advisory body that provides technical information to support parties’ decision-making. A session during the 8th Meeting ...

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Group intensifies campaign to end open defecation in two Bauchi communities

Bala Mohammed

The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) is to intensify a campaign to end open defecation in Tamungus and Kutulun communities in Bauchi State. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Deputy Chairperson of the association, Hajiya Habiba Sa’ad, disclosed this while addressing a news conference on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to mark the 2021 FOMWAN week. The theme for the ...

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Rich countries’ indifference to scale up finance could undermine COP26, activists warn

Leaders’ Climate Summit

Midway through 2021, civil society organisations from Climate Action Network (CAN) are deeply concerned about the lack of substantial progress from developed countries on meeting their climate finance obligations under the Paris Agreement. Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden The Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by President Joe Biden, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel, ...

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Osinbajo bolsters Africa’s quest for a just and inclusive global energy transition

Yemi Osinbajo

In the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called on developing countries to chart their own paths by embracing a just transition, climate action and future prosperity to power their development pathways. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo “The global energy transition must be inclusive, equitable and just, taking into account ...

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WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Covid-19 Vaccine

World Health Organisation (WHO) has validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WHO, in a statement, said that the validation gives countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards ...

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