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Youths embark on ‘Africa Climate March’, demand global action

Africa Climate March

The fourth day of the ongoing Africa Climate Week took a different swing as hundreds of African youths representing the Youth Wing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took to the streets of Accra, Ghana for the Africa Climate March. The Africa Climate March The march, held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, begun at the Holy ...

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Water Day: Group says all tiers of govt must budget for water

Water

The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has called on all tiers of government to prioritise the provision of potable water and sanitation in their budgets. Children and women, who are the main collectors of domestic water, often walk long distances to fetch water The Group’s National Coordinator, Mr Benson Attah, made the call at the opening of a one-day ...

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Biosafety agency established to avoid dumping of unsafe GM products in Nigeria – D-G

Dr Rufus Ebegba

Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says the agency was established to regulate modern biotechnology to avoid Nigeria being turned into a dumping ground for unsafe genetically-modified products. Dr Rufus Ebegba Ebegba gave the explanation during a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, March 21, 2019. ‘‘If modern biotechnology and its products are ...

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Forests Day: Nigeria’ll lose exotic plant species if forests’ abuse continues – Odusote

Ibukun Odusote

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, says the future looks very gloomy for Nigerian forests due to the over-exploitation of economic trees and other vital forests resources. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs. Odusote Stated this in Abuja today, on the occasion of the “2019 International Day of Forests.” ...

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Forests Day: National Park’ll continue to support mitigation of climate change – Goni

Ibrahim Goni

Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the service will continue to support actions that mitigate and promote the adaptation of climate change. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, March 21 in Abuja to mark the 2019 World Forest Day. He said ...

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ERA flays Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report

tobacco smoking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has joined in the worldwide condemnation of last week’s launch of The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report in Lilongwe, the Malawian capital. Tobacco smoking At the launch of the initiative, the Malawi government announced that it was committed to promoting the implementation of policies, regulations and programmes aimed at ...

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Investment opportunities unfold as Africa Climate Week gets underway

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Africa Climate Week holding in Accra, Ghana, got firmly underway on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Centre. President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, addressing delegates during the high-level segment of the 2019 Africa Climate Week in Accra Speaking at the opening ceremony – President of the ...

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UCLG moves to cement partnerships at Africa Climate Week

UCLG Africa

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) has said that, courtesy of its Climate Task Force, it is playing a critical role at the ongoing Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) asked it to co-ordinate and lead on Policy Block 2 promoting Cities and Local Action. Secretary ...

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China, U.S., EU make donations to stranded Zimbabweans following Cyclone Idai damage

Cyclone Idai

More organisations are coming on board to provide help to victims of Cyclone Idai which battered Zimbabwe between March 15 and March 17, 2019. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi The Chinese Embassy as well as community in Zimbabwe donated food, purified water and equipment worth $200,000 to help victims of Idai in the country. The ...

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Nigeria’s Wecyclers wins €220,000 Prize in waste management

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

Wecyclers, a Lagos-based waste recycling company, has won the 2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize worth €220,000 (N104 million) for its development work in Africa. Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, founder of Wecyclers Herve Lisoir, Coordinator Africa and Developing countries, King Baudouin Foundation, told newsmen on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 that Wecyclers won the prize for its contribution to solving waste management ...

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