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COP26: Activists demand financial institutions to end fossil finance

Blackrock, San Franscisco

From October 29 to November 6, 2021, 350.org and allies in every region of the globe will unleash a wave of over 120 coordinated actions in 26 countries targeting financial institutions that continue to prop up the fossil fuel industry. Action at Blackrock, San Franscisco, USA The actions express the public feeling of urgency and see people taking action into ...

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AFIEGO calls for charges against its staff dropped

Dickens Kamugisha

The six Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) staff that were arrested and detained on Friday October 22, 2021 reported to police on Friday, October 29 in fulfillment of their police bond requirements. The staff were joined by diplomats from the European Union and U.S. embassies. Dickens Kamugisha, AFIEGO’s CEO The six staff, who spent over 72 hours in detention contrary ...

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Respect right to cover the environment, RSF and journalists tell COP26

Gaëlle Borgia

On the eve of the United Nations COP26 climate change conference that is due to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 November, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and more than 60 environmental journalists of 34 different nationalities are appealing for respect for the right to cover environmental issues. Gaëlle Borgia, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner based in Madagascar These journalists – ...

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COP15: Nagoya Protocol remains relevant – CBD

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

On its 11th anniversary, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the Convention on Biological Diversity remains as relevant as ever, says the Convention. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Adopted on October 29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and came in force since October 12, 2014, the Nagoya Protocol is a momentous international ...

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Climate change: Minister tasks architects on green architecture

ACAN

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, on Thursday, October 28, 2021 urged architects in Nigeria to adopt the “green architecture” to mitigate the impact of the climate change on the environment. Key players in the architectural sector at the 2021 ACAN symposium and business forum in Lagos Adegbite made the call at the opening of a ...

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Biden heads to Europe to help shape key decisions at G20, COP26 summits

Joe Biden

The United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden embark on a five-day tour of Europe on Thursday, October 28, 2021 to attend two crucial global summits, according to the White House. U.S. President Joe Biden at the Leaders’ Climate Summit The White House further said that Biden would first head to Italy for the G20 Summit, an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 ...

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China strides toward carbon neutrality – Official

Xi Jinping

China has leveraged policy tools and explored market-oriented mechanisms, including establishing multi-level carbon trading markets and scaling up green financing to achieve carbon neutrality. President Xi Jinping of China Three months ago, the national carbon market, a major institutional innovation in China started online trading, as the world’s largest carbon trading market in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas ...

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CAPPA alerts on tobacco industry interference in Nigerian govt policies

Tobacco industry

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has advised the Nigerian government to de-normalize so-called socially responsible activities of the tobacco industry and prohibit unnecessary interactions between public officials and the industry to avoid a conflict of interest. L-R: Adepeju Adeogun of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA); Akinbode Oluwafemi, CAPPA Executive Director; and Philip Jakpor, CAPPA Director of ...

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Policy on phase-down of dental amalgam use apt, timely, say stakeholders

phase down of dental amalgam

Stakeholders in the environment and health sectors in Nigeria have said that the ongoing development of a National Policy on the Phase Down of Dental Amalgam Use in Nigeria is apt and timely in line with the National Development Policy. Participants at the technical sub-committee meeting The government, through Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of ...

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Lagos commissioner charges African leaders to equip countries with biosecurity infrastructure

Prof. Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has called on African leaders to equip their countries with biosecurity infrastructure to help contain subsequent outbreaks of pandemics on the continent. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Prof. Abayomi said this while speaking at the 7th edition of the African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity in Lagos on Wednesday, ...

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