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Plastic pollution to double by 2030 – UNEP

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water has continued to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday, October 21, 2021 by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com The report highlights dire consequences for health, the ...

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Over 50% of cooking gas users have switched to firewood, charcoal – Retailers

Cooking gas cylinders

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers (LPGAR), branch of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), says over 50 per cent of cooking gas users in rural areas have switched back to firewood and charcoal. Cooking gas cylinders It’s National Chairman, Mr Michael Umudu,said on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Lagos that the decision was based on the continued ...

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Fashola urges states to recommit to housing development

Babatunde-Fashola

Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, has called on state governments to renew their commitment to housing development in order to increase access to affordable housing to the citizenry. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Fashola made the call in his keynote address at the meeting of the States’ Commissioners responsible for housing matters during the ...

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Buhari tasks Ogoni leaders on protection of national assets

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ogoni Leaders to sensitise indigenes on value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations, saying willful damage usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area. President Muhammadu Buhari The president, who stated this when he received some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the State House, ...

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Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress celebrates 11th anniversary

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The month of October marks the 11th anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema A groundbreaking international treaty, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures on liability and ...

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NiMet predicts three-day cloudiness, thunderstorms

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days cloudiness and thunderstorms from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 24, 2021, across the country. Cloudy weather NiMet`s outlook released on Thursday, October 21 in Abuja predicted sunny skies on Friday with patches of cloud over the northern region. It further predicted isolated thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa and Taraba during ...

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COP26: UNGA president to boost more confidence in climate action

Abdulla Shahid

President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, has expressed his intention to boost more confidence in climate action. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid Shahid said that boost was prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow slated for next month. “We need to do ...

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COP26: More women should be at heart of climate decision-making process – C21st

Women and Climate Finance

The Lagos-based Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), a not-for-profit responding to the challenges of the 21st Century through addressing inequality, climate change, democracy and governance, in the lead up to the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Glasgow in November 2021, recommends that more ...

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Libreville hosts Central Africa regional caucus of UCLG Africa

Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi

From October 25 to 26, 2021, the pan-African organization, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), is holding its regional caucus for the Central Africa region in Libreville, Gabon. Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) The Gabonese capital is home to the first of a series of regional caucuses ...

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How Innovation in plastic management will advance Africa’s efforts in realising SDGs

Plastic pollution

Current waste management practices in Africa are causing major economic, social and environmental impacts. The rise in plastic consumption combined with weak waste collection infrastructure is resulting in increased marine plastic litter, which is negatively impacting coastal economies. Poor dumping, disposal and burning of waste is causing greenhouse gases to escalate, which is polluting both ground and surface water. It ...

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