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Meeting explores avenues to curb illicit trade in tobacco products

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Second Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the Protocol on Eliminating Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products ended on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The session, which built on the foundations of the treaty that only entered into force three years ago, was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation ...

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WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The fourth World Health Organisation (WHO) global tobacco trends report released on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025, according to the WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) The global health ...

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Air Pollution: South-South needs special attention – NEMA

soot port-harcourt

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says residents of the South-South Zone need special attention due to air pollution in the area. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State NEMA’s Director-General, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, stated this at the start of the 3rd Biennial Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in ...

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Disaster risk reduction better than managing humanitarian crisis, says FEMA D-G

Ahmed Habib

The Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mr Abbas Idriss, says it is more economical to invest in disaster reduction initiatives than to tackle disasters. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib “Experience has shown that it is more economical to invest in disaster risk reduction initiatives than to tackle the humanitarian consequences or population displacement by eventual disastrous ...

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Forum explores avenues to financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 development

President Tshisekedi

African Heads of State, ministers, leaders of the private sector, development actors and academics will gather in Cabo Verde from December 2 to 4, 2021 for the African Economic Conference. Developing new ways of financing the post-COVID-19 recovery and accelerating development in Africa will be the focus of many conversations in this year’s flagship economic event. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi ...

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Scotland to enforce ban on single-use plastic items from June 2022

Plastic pollution

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue a ban on single-use plastic, one of the most problematic plastic products. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Legislation has been put in place to ensure Scotland’s use of various plastic items will be abolished in efforts to crack down on plastic ...

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Nembe spill: Ijaw Diaspora Council seeks relief for impacted communities

Oil spill site

The Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) has demanded immediate relief to communities impacted by the current oil and gas leaks from the Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company-operated oilfield at Nembe in Bayelsa State. Oil spill site The demand is contained in a letter dated November 15, 2021, and signed by Prof Monday Gold, President; Dr Festus Odubo, Director of Community ...

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Amalgam phase out: Group announces landmark successes across Africa

Dental Care

African governments, dentists, and consumers are increasingly turning against the use of dental amalgam, the highly controversial dental fillings material that is 50% mercury. Dental Care In 2006, Dr. Myron Wentz authored A Mouth Full of Poison, a book condemning toxic mercury-based dental amalgam and calling for an end to its use. His subsequent economic successes as founder of USANA Health ...

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Images: Nigeria’s participation at COP26

COP26

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that kicked-off on Sunday, October 31, 2021, came to an end on Saturday, November 13 in Glasgow, UK. The Nigerian delegation played an active role in the proceedings at the global summit. EnviroNews relives some of the memorable moments at the two-week conference. President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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COP26 outcome: Leaders betrayed the world – Feminists, grassroots women

Titi Soentoro

As the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) to the UN United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow closed on Saturday, November 13, 2021, members and partners of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) reiterate their rejection to false climate solutions they say are reflected in the COP26 outcomes that further burden ...

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