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GLF clamours end to persecution of Indigenous peoples, environmental rights defenders

Sengwer indigenous people

The international community has been called upon to urgently act to stop the growing threats of violence and criminalisation of Indigenous peoples and environmental rights defenders. Indigenous people from the Sengwer community in western Kenya. Photo credit: REUTERS/Katy Migiro The call was made at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) conference that came to a close on Sunday, June 23, 2019 ...

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Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week set to boost climate ambition

Jair Bolsonaro

Amidst growing calls for stronger and faster climate action, the upcoming Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) is set to boost the region’s response to the current climate emergency. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil Hosted by the Federal Government of Brazil, the LACCW is organised by a partnership of international and regional organisations and by the City of ...

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Fuelwood: NGO calls for nationwide development of clean cookstove entrepreneurs


Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), an NGO, has urged the federal, state governments and development partners to support a nationwide development of clean cookstove entrepreneurs for sustainable fuel management. Programme Director, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment, Ms Olanike Olugboji, addressing participants at the opening of a four-day clean cookstove awareness, sensitisation and capacity building workshop for 40 persons in ...

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Groups advocate agroecology to tackle climate change


Farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector have been urged to embrace agroecology to help protect the environment against deforestation and climate change. A farmland that incorporates the agroecology principle The call was made at a one-day training on Agroecology organised by Envirumedic, ActionAid Nigeria, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Effurun near Warri, Delta ...

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2019 Environment Outreach Magazine lecture explores land degradation

Salisu Dahiru Newmap

National Coordinator of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Mallam Salisu Dahiru, is Guest Speaker at the 10th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture/Awards Ceremony that holds on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Benin-City, Edo State. Salisu Dahiru, National Project Coordinator of NEWMAP Themed “Managing Land Degradation in Nigeria: The challenges, Actions and Remediation”, the Lecture will be chaired ...

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Abidjan Convention holds Plenipotentiaries Meeting to ratify fresh procedures

Abou Bamba

The Convention for Cooperation on the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine Environment and the coastal zones of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region – simply known as the “Abidjan Convention” – is hosting a gathering of envoys to finalise amendments to its procedures that were proposed and adopted by Parties at the Twelfth ...

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Bonn talks: Bassey alleges US, global north attempting to silence Africa

Nnimmo Bassey

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) is concerned that the US and other Global North countries may be bullying African countries in order to obstruct discussions on fossil fuel industry interference at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks. Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) HOMEF is calling on delegates from the African ...

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National Park Service calls for full integration into security structure

Ibrahim Goni

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, has called for the full integration of the service into the nation’s security structure to enhance service delivery. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Abuja. “The service was re-classified ...

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Manufacturers urged to manage waste to curb environmental degradation

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Friday, June 21, 2019 urged manufacturers to carefully manage their waste and electronic gadgets to prevent environmental degradation. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, the Director-General of NESREA, gave the advice at an Interactive Forum with members of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos. Represented by ...

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Starving polar bear who wandered into Arctic city taken to zoo

Polar bear

A starving female polar bear who wandered far from her natural habitat into Russia’s northern-most city, Norilsk, was on Friday, June 21, 2019 transported to a zoo in Siberia. A polar bear and its cubs “The bear had spent several days at a dump, eating spoiled foods,’’ the Royev Ruchei zoo in the city of Krasnoyarsk, about 1,500 kilometres south ...

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