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COP26: Govts told to be honest about scale of climate crisis

Tasneem Essop

Speakers at a press briefing on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by the Climate Action Network (CAN) have called on governments to be honest about the scale of the climate crisis at the upcoming UN climate talks, COP26, in Glasgow, UK. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network As world leaders prepare to meet next week, civil society speakers from across the network ...

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Europe’s largest pension fund announces divestment from fossil fuels

Corien Wortmann

Europe’s largest pension fund, ABP, has announced it will divest from fossil fuel producers by 2023. Pension participants – teachers, scientists and civil servants – have been campaigning for the pension giant to divest from fossil fuels since 2014. Corien Wortmann, chairperson of the ABP board In recent months the campaign scaled up and was threatening legal action. Observers see ...

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IPCC to present findings of Working Group I report at COP26

Masson-Delmotte Zhai

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be taking part in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021, with a broad programme of events. Valérie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group I On November 5, IPCC ...

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WHO, coalition advocate gazette of Trans-fat regulation to improve food safety

TransfatfreeNigeria coalition

The TransfatfreeNigeria coalition has urged the relevant agencies to expedite action that will lead to the gazetting of the trans-fat regulation which seeks to help reduce the rising cases of non-communicable diseases and improve food safety in the country. L-R: Dr. Jerome Mafeni,Technical Advisor of Trans-fat Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), Dr. Obagha Chijioke of the WHO and ...

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Govt urged to operationalise Tobacco Control Fund

Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA)

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has called on the federal government to operationalise the Tobacco Control Fund in the interest of Nigerians and their safety. L-R: Michael Olaniyan of the CTFK, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ED of CAPPA,and Chbuike Nwokorie, Project officer at NTCA The alliance made the call at a briefing held in Abuja where members decried the needless delay ...

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COP26: Campaigners seek ‘Real Zero’ in place of ‘Net Zero’ Emissions

Oilwatch International Global Gathering

A group of environmental activists has called for a halt to Net Zero Emission, describing it as propagation of false narratives. Instead, they are demanding Real Zero Emissions, saying it is the way out of calamitous climate change. Participants at the Oilwatch International Global Gathering The call was made when Oilwatch International network members, community representatives from oil regions, non-governmental ...

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15 firms, individuals decorated at Nigeria Energy Awards 2021

Nasir el-Rufai

Winners of 2021 Nigeria Energy Awards have been announced. This was done at a virtual ceremony held October 19, 2021, on the sideline of the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo, believed to be Nigeria’s leading and longest running clean energy conference and exhibition platform. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State. The state is one of the 15 firms and individuals given ...

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Ekwueme varsity centre set to announce winners of climate art competition

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

The Centre for Climate and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, (CCCD-AEFUNAI), Ebonyi State, Nigeria in collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington DC has concluded plan to announce the top three winners of the climate change and art competition recently organized by the centre. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, CCCD-AEFUNAI The art competition, titled “Promoting Climate ...

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LAWMA vows to get rid of illegal dump sites in Amuwo Odofin

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, has vowed to clear illegal dump sites around FESTAC Town and the entire Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of the state. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Odumboni made the promise at a stakeholders’ meeting with residents and various interest groups, on LAWMA’s community ...

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Genetically modified maize variety tagged a ‘win-win’ for Nigerian farmers

TELA Maize

The newly released TELA Maize variety in Nigeria will expand farmers options to either grow GM TELA varieties or conventional Drought TEGO varieties or their local open-pollinated varieties just like farmers in other part of the world, the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, has said. Dr Muyideen Oyekunle, Breeder, in charge of Trait and Pipeline ...

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