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Over 30 products with GMOs found in Nigerian food market, says HOMEF


A new report by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) says that the Nigerian food market was infiltrated with over 30 different products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) between 2018 and 2020. Launching of HOMEF reports titled: “The State of Biosafety in Nigeria” and “What’s on our Plates” This is despite claims by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) ...

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Experts list measures for environmental sustainability

oil spill

Some environmentalists have said that more holistic, strategic, participatory and enforceable environmental sustainability measures will engender the possibility of a cleaner and healthier environment. Spilled crude oil spreading around the spill site in Bayelsa State The environmentalists made the assertion on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Institute of Directors (IoD), Port Harcourt Branch, stakeholders’ forum with the theme: “Environmental degradation ...

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to just transition to Net-Zero Emissions

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to improving access to affordable, reliable energy and transitioning to the use of cleaner energy, in line with the global target of net-zero emissions. President Muhammadu Buhari Net-Zero entails that new emissions were not added to the atmosphere. The president made the commitment through Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a virtual Africa Regional Heads ...

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Bayelsa residents block Reps Committee members from Agip spill site

Douye Diri

Residents of Biseni clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday, April 16, 2021 blocked members of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Spills and Remediation from performing their functions. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The people barricaded the only access road to the oilfield operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company where members ...

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Merkel, Xi, Macron talk climate policy during online summit

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Chinese President, Xi Xinping and French President, Emmanuel Macron, are to meet for online talks on efforts to tackle climate change on Friday, April 16, 2921. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Meanwhile, U.S. special envoy for climate, John Kerry, is in Shanghai for a meeting with his counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, to prepare an upcoming summit on April ...

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Ugandan company to produce carpets, hair extensions with banana waste

Banana Plantation Waste

TexFad Managing Director and founder, Kimani Muturi, on Friday, April 16, 2021 said the company is using natural banana fibre to produce environmentally friendly items such as carpets and biodegradable hair extensions. Banana plantation waste Muturi said TexFad is experimenting with various uses of banana fibres, producing carpets and market-testing hair extension products. According to him, Ugandans have always eaten ...

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Experts chart green recovery path for Nigeria, other African nations

Virtual High-Level Dialogue

Participants at a virtual dialogue held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, while articulating their understanding of green recovery, have called on the government of Nigeria and other African countries to chart the path towards effective recovery and resilience in their best interest. Some of the participants at the virtual conference The experts in their various submissions at a virtual High-Level ...

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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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UNFCCC COP Bureau schedules meeting ahead Glasgow summit

patricia espinosa

The Conference of the Parties (COP) Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), rising from a meeting on Thursday, April 15, has agreed to hold a virtual session from May 31 to June 17, 2021. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The three-week meeting, that follows the principle of maximising progress and minimising delay as ...

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REDD+: Stakeholders seek emergency declaration in Nigeria’s forest management

Nigeria REDD+ Programme

Participants at the just concluded meeting organised to validate Nigeria’s strategic document for the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) have called on the Federal Government to declare national emergency in the forest sector. Participants at the Nigeria REDD+ Programme event in Abuja The group of multi-sectoral experts, who gathered in Abuja from Wednesday, April 14 ...

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