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Stakeholders embrace climate smart cocoa standards in Ghana


The conversation around the continuous viability of Ghana’s cocoa in the international market has reached a tipping point with civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector cocoa organisations, Parliamentarians, farmers, consultants in the cocoa industry and public institutions including the Forestry Commission (FC) rallying around the adoption of Climate Smart Cocoa Standards. Harvesting cocoa in Ghana They consider Climate Smart Cocoa ...

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30 cities peak greenhouse gas emissions

New York City

Ahead of the C40 World Mayors Summit holding in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 9 to 12, 2019, scientists have confirmed that 30 of the world’s largest cities, representing more than 58 million urban citizens, have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions. New York City in the US has peaked its greenhouse gas emissions The 30 cities are: Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, ...

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Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm Mayors commit to clean construction

Copenhagen Denmark

Research released on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 reveals changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure 44% by 2050. The report, published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds, is titled: “Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions”. Copenhagen, Denmark It urges action in six key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities ...

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Why Nigeria must lead on climate change – UNDP

Mohamed Yahya

That climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today is no longer in doubt. According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world must cut its carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 in order to prevent global warming of 1.5°C, or likely more, above pre-industrial levels. Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria In ...

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Amended Gothenburg Protocol on clean air enters into force

vehicular pollution

History was made on Monday, October 7, 2019 when amendments to the Gothenburg Protocol came into force, marking what looks like an important step in international efforts to address air pollution. Vehicular pollution Adopted in 2012, the amended Gothenburg Protocol entered into force in 18 countries in Europe and North America: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, ...

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Habitat Day: Lagos, stakeholders proffer solution to liveable city

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, October 7, 2019 said his administration was stepping up efforts towards solving the challenges of waste management in the state. A view of the new-look Lagos Airport Road Sanwo-Olu said this during the 2019 World Habitat Day organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development with the theme, ...

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Habitat Day: Corps members urged to plant trees

Tree planting

The Convener, Urban Tree Revival Team (UTRT), Ms Omobola Eko, has urged the Federal Government to enlist tree planting as part of community service for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. Tree planting Eko, whose organisation is into tree planting, made the appeal in her message to mark the 2019 World Habitat Day, on Monday, October 7, 2019 in ...

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Climate protesters block main road in Dutch capital

Climate Strike UK

Hundreds of climate protesters demonstrated in Amsterdam on Monday, October 7, 2019, blocking a main road to the Rijksmuseum, a Dutch national museum, in the centre of the capital. Climate protesters Although the municipality of Amsterdam banned such blocking, protesters of the so-called action group Extinction Rebellion continued their road blockade. The protesters said they will continue with blockade for ...

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New Initiative to position Nigeria as Africa’s knowledge hub

Lekan Fadina

Nigerian stakeholders, in partnership with international counterparts, have commenced the process of making the nation Africa’s Knowledge Hub by establishing an initiative on knowledge-driven home-grown solutions to address the myriad of local, regional and international development challenges. Prince Lekan Fadina, Managing Director, Knowledge Hub Nigeria This proposition was the fulcrum of deliberations at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Knowledge ...

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Lagos pushes for innovative approach to delivering New Urban Agenda

Lagos Urban Dialogue

Professionals in the built environment sector converged on Lagos on Monday, September 30, 2019 to examine the extent to which the implementation of the New Urban Agenda would impact the environment in the state and subsequently across the country. A group of senior planners at the event: L-R: Dr Bunmi Ajayi, Prof. Bade Falade, Tpl Yacoob Abiodun, and Tpl Waheed ...

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