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Nigeria committed to reduction of trans-fat consumption – Ehanire

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Federal Government has assured that efforts are on-going to ensure that an effective regulation is soon approved to reduce trans-fat consumption in Nigeria. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Speaking during the opening ceremony of a two-day meeting of the #TransfatNigeria Coalition, Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, who was represented by the FMOH National Coordinator for Food Safety and ...

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UK to support developing cities and regions transition to net zero by 2050

Lord Callanan

The UK government on Thursday, November 11, 2021, launched the new Urban Climate Action programme (UCAP) to support the cities and regions in developing countries most impacted by climate change to accelerate their transition to net zero. UK Business and Energy Minister, Lord Callanan Backed with £27.5 million of new UK government funding as part of the UK’s International Climate ...

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Volume of Friday’s oil spill in Bayelsa yet unknown, says Aiteo

Ineffective clean up

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of Oil Mining Lease (OML 29), on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, said the volume of oil leakage in Friday, November 5 from its operations in Bayelsa State was yet to be determined. Oil spill The management of AEEPCO in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Mathew Ndianabasi, confirmed that the incident occurred ...

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OPEC advocates sustainable policies towards reducing emissions


The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the delicate balance between reducing emissions, energy affordability and security requires comprehensive and sustainable policies. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The OPEC said that focusing on only one of these over the other could lead to unintended consequences, ...

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COP26: We’ll do more to cut emissions this decade – US, China


The United States and China agreed on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to “enhance ambition” on climate change, issuing a joint statement in which both countries agreed to do more to cut emissions this decade and in which China committed for the first time to address emissions from methane. China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, in Glasgow on Wednesday. “There is more ...

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Plastic recycling challenge: 30 semi-finalists emerge

Plastic waste to interlocks

Nesta Challenges has announced the semi-finalists of Accelerating Growth, the first strand of the Afri-Plastics Challenge. The Prize aims to reduce marine plastics in sub-Saharan African countries by developing and scaling innovative solutions to plastic mismanagement. Interlocking blocks made from waste plastic items In July 2021, the competition’s first strand, Accelerating Growth, announced a call for applications from small and medium-sized enterprises across ...

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Densifying cities to accelerate Nigeria’s climate ambitions


As Nigeria participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), it is necessary to highlight and invigorate the ambition of 25% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2030 within the reviewed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). City centre and skyline of Lagos Island. Lagos is ranked 212 out of the 231 cities assessed worldwide in the 2017 Mercer Quality of ...

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Paris Agreement: Nations gather at COP26 to spur international collaboration

Inger Andersen

Member States met at COP26 in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, to discuss expansion of international technology collaboration to implement Article 10 of the Paris Agreement. Several nations, including Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Spain, and the United States, announced funding commitments to support the work of the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the implementation arm ...

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Activists call out govts, financiers, fossil fuel companies over continued involvement in fossil fuels

Africa Energy Week

As the UN climate talks continue in Glasgow, energy stakeholders in Africa are congregating in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Africa Energy Week which runs until Friday, November 12, 2021. Delegates at the Africa Energy Week On Wednesday, November 10, the event was met with protests by climate activists in Cape Town, who called out African governments and fossil ...

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COP26 draft text accused of failing to support vulnerable countries on loss and damage

COP26 in Glasgow

Whilst the inclusion of references to phasing out coal and fossil fuel subsidies in the draft text from COP26 in Glasgow are welcome, the glaring omission on clear commitments for loss and damage finance and adaptation support is a serious cause for concern, Climate Action Network (CAN) media briefing on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, heard. COP26 in Glasgow The speakers ...

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