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Germany’s largest solar thermal system gulps €10m

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

Germany’s largest solar thermal system, located on the Römerhügel in Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim, has been described as a model for municipal energy. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, German Parliamentary State Secretary The “SolarHeatGrid” project was funded between 2017 and 2020 by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) with around €10 million as part of the National Climate Protection Initiative. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary in the ...

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SEFFA builds Jos farmers’ resilience with climate smart agricultural practices

Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA)

The increasing need to foster community education on the relationship between climate change and agriculture recently motivated a non-profit group known as Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA) to train and empower farmers on climate smart agricultural practices. Stakeholders during the training and empowerment workshop for farmers organised by SEFFA in Jos, Pleteau State Participants who gathered for the event ...

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Foundation partners Lagos on environmental sustainability

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

A non-governmental organisation, Sterling One Foundation, has pledged to strengthen its partnership with the Lagos State Government on environmental sustainability. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Its  Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Olapeju Ibekwe, disclosed this in an interview on the sidelines of the Lagos International Water Conference (LIWAC) in Lagos. Ibekwe said the Foundation was excited at the vision of ...

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Kano out-sources waste management to private firm

Kabiru Getso

Kano state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, says the state government will soon outsource waste management activities to Cape Gate, a private firm. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso Getso, who made the disclosure on Saturday, June 26, 2021 while monitoring the Keep Kano Clean exercise at Kwarin Gogau area of Dala, in the Kano metropolis, added ...

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We can prosecute churches, mosques for noise pollution – NESREA

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says it has the power to prosecute for noise pollution, churches and mosques that use loud speakers without control while worshipping. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA made this known on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Abuja. According to Jauro, noise is one of the ...

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IKEA, Rockefeller foundations to launch $1bn fund to boost renewable energy – UN

António Guterres

Two global foundations, the IKEA and the Rockefeller Foundations, have announced plans to launch a one billion dollar fund, to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The foundations made the commitment during a series of recent virtual meetings of the UN ministerial forum, according to a statement by UN. “Some 50 ministers outlined ...

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UNILAG test-runs zero emission vehicle

UNILAG ZEV

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is test-running its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) it initiated  in 2018. The UNILAG ZEV The institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Academics and Research), Prof. Oluwole Familoni, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Lagos. According to him, the production is an invaluable addition to the university’s efforts at preventing release of toxic emissions to ...

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NESREA advocates tree planting to control erosion, initiates measures for effective waste management

Tree planting

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has called on Nigerians to plant trees, and shrubs to mitigate flooding and erosion in the country. Tree planting The Director-General of NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, made the appeal in an interview on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Abuja. Jauro noted that the agency had a special regulation on erosion control. ...

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Chevron urges closer ties, peace from host communities in Ondo

Rick Kennedy

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has urged for closer ties and peace from host communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State to enable sustained developmental projects in the area. Mr Rick Kennedy, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited The CNL Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy, made the call on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ...

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Global economies lose $2.97trn to water-related disasters – UN

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says the global climate crisis is exacerbating and intensifying water-related disasters, jeopardising lives and livelihood of four billion people, resulting to over $2.97 trillion in economic losses. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told the Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on Friday, June 25, 2021 that climate-related disasters had doubled in the ...

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