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International Energy Agency commits to becoming net zero by 2024

Fatih Birol

The International Energy Agency (IEA) plans to rapidly reduce the emissions produced from its activities to comply with the recommendations the recent landmark report; Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, said: “The IEA is committed to helping all countries achieve ...

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Group clamours urgent action, funds to make water central to African climate policies

Evelyn Mere

Climate change threatens critical water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable people. This is the central theme WaterAid regional programmes in Africa want to ensure delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to world leaders meeting at COP26 in November in Glasgow. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Africa Climate Week, being hosted virtually by Uganda and UN partners, ...

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Head of wildlife crime syndicate jailed for 14 years in Malawi

Yunhua Lin

The kingpin of one of Southern Africa’s most prolific wildlife trafficking syndicates was on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, sentenced to serve 14 years in prison in Malawi. Yunhua Lin, left, at the court in Malawi on September 28, 2021. Photo credit: EIA Chinese national Yunhua Lin was the head of the “Lin-Zhang gang”, which has been operating out of Malawi ...

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UNGA 76: Niger describes climate change as another pandemic with devastating effects

Hassoumi Massoudou

Apart from disastrous economic consequences, the COVID-19 pandemic has also amplified the climate and security crisis in the Sahel, said Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs during the country’s turn to speak at the UN General Assembly. Hassoumi Massoudou, Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassoumi Massoudou highlighted that his country and region are suffering recurrent droughts and flooding, as well as ...

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Guterres calls for accelerated action on jobs, poverty eradication

Antonio Guterres

Almost two years into the COVID-19 crisis, a huge divergence in the recovery is undermining global trust and solidarity, according to a new policy brief on jobs and poverty eradication, outlined by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The secretary-general presented his brief at the High-Level meeting on Jobs and Social Protection ...

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Govt seeks collective responsibility, increased awareness to protect rivers

Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Monday, September 27 called for collective responsibility and increased awareness to protect the country’s rivers and water sources. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Adamu, who made the call at the maiden commemoration of the 2021 World Rivers Day, with the theme “Water Ways in our Communities”, said rivers currently faced threats of ...

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World Rivers Day: Hadejia Jama’are River Basin takes cleaning of rivers to communities

Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority

The management of Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority, on Monday, September 27 undertook clean-up exercise campaign to mark the 2021 World Rivers Day celebration in Kano. Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Authority The kick-off of the campaign took place at Challawa riverside in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano. The Managing Director of HJRBDA, Alhaji Ma’amun Aliyu, said that United Nations ...

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World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate protection of rivers in South-East

River Ethiope

Stakeholders in the water subsector have advocated concerted efforts to protect, conserve and restore waterways and river systems in South-East communities from all forms of pollution and degradation. The River Ethiope The stakeholders made the call on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Owerri, Imo State, at the commemoration of this year’s World Rivers Day with the theme “Waterways in our ...

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Increased warming puts more people at the mercy of tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclone Jobo

Increasing global warming from currently one to two degrees Celsius by mid-century might lead to about 25 percent more people put at risk by tropical cyclones, a new study finds. Tropical cyclone Jobo hits Seychelles Already today, hurricanes and typhoons are said to be among the most destructive natural disasters worldwide and potentially threaten about 150 million people each year. ...

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Africa Climate Week 2021 builds regional momentum ahead of COP26

Sam Cheptoris

The Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW 2021) Virtual Thematic Sessions are underway with calls to action from leading voices from across the region. ACW 2021 is being held through September 29 and is hosted by the Government of Uganda, with support from UN and other multilateral agencies. Mr. Sam Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment of Uganda A wide array ...

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