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Three major French banks opt out of financing EACOP

East Africa crude oil pipeline

The three largest French banks, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, will not be financing the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), a proposed 1,445-kilometre heated oil pipeline through Uganda and Tanzania. Total is participating in the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), in partnership with Tullow Oil and China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) This brings to ...

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Leaders’ Summit on Climate: Adesina says Africa is ‘ground zero’ of crisis

Akinwunmi Adesina

African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 joined 40 heads of state and government at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, where the United States, Japan and Canada announced ambitious climate targets to address the escalating emergency. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina United States President Joe Biden said the US would aim to cut carbon ...

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Agroecology is key to restoring the Earth, say HOMEF volunteers

Homef Volunteers

Volunteers at Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) have called on countries to shift from dependence on fossil fuels and invest rather in agroecology as a key to restoring the Earth. The call was made at a convergence of the Foundation’s volunteers to mark the World Earth Day 2021. Participants at the HOMEF Volunteers Convergence According to a statement from ...

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Least Developed Countries urge world leaders to show greater leadership on climate

Lotay Tshering

Over the last two days, 40 world leaders, including leaders from Bhutan, Bangladesh and Democratic Republic of Congo, addressed the US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate. Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering, addressed the Summit representing Bhutan and the Least Developed Countries Group. Tshering thanked President Joe Biden “for ...

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GPE Summit: $5bn investment required to expand global education

Girl child

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has called on world leaders to show commitment in helping to raise the $5 billion projected to support educational systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live. The campaign also aims at raising the profile of girls’ education A breakdown contained in a press statement issued ...

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World Earth Day: Group urges environmental education, awareness among youths

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

The Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Advocacy Network (Lead Network), an NGO, has called for concerted efforts towards environmental education and awareness among youths to build sustainable healthy earth in future. Cross section of participants at a youth forum in Gombe The Executive Director of Lead Network, Mr Chukwuma Okenwa, said in Enugu on Friday, April 23, 2021 that youths must be ...

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UNDP-GEF, SRADev unveil Oke Aro Pig Farm waste-to-wealth project

SRADev

The Sustainable Research And Action for Environmental Development (SRADev) , a not-for-profit, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Lagos formally launched the Oke-Aro Pig Farm waste-to-wealth project. Participants at the Project Launch Workshop in Lagos Dr Leslie Adogame, Executive Director, SRADev, while delivering a keynote address, said that the project would produce between 1.5 and  two tonnes per day of ...

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‘Biden’s target insufficient’ – Reactions trail Leaders’ Climate Summit

Leaders’ Climate Summit

The Leaders’ Climate Summit on Thursday, April 22, 2021 brought together over 40 world leaders to outline ambitious new actions that will steer the world to a 1.5C pathway. Leaders’ Climate Summit According to observers, current climate targets, including announcements made on Thursday by the US, Japan, and Canada, fail to meet the level of ambition needed to avert climate ...

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PACJA urges Biden to secure fair climate deal for Africa

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a coalition of African CSOs advancing a just, inclusive and people-centred global climate regime, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 called on the US President, Joe Biden, to rally the West to raise their carbon reduction ambitions, honour pledges on the Green Climate Fund and foster an equitable post-COVID-19 pandemic global recovery plan that ...

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Shell’s pipeline spills 213 barrels of crude into Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Okordia-Rumekpe 14-inch crude truckline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has discharged some 213 barrels of crude oil into Ikarama community in Bayelsa. Oil spill site SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the leakage and said that probe into the incident had been concluded. A Joint Investigative Visit’s (JIV) report obtained on the incident on Thursday, ...

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