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UK, South Africa join call for change on climate policies

Climate Strike UK

Several hundred people of all ages, races and affiliations gathered near the South African Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Friday, September 20, 2019 to join the global call for more action against climate change. Climate Strike in UK “Act now or there will be hell and high water” and “Don’t be a fossil fool” were some of the messages adorning ...

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Google invests $1bn on solar cells parks, German climate package costs $55bn

Angela Merkel

U.S. IT company Google on Friday, September 20, 2019 said that it would invest over $1 billion in European solar cell parks, five of which will be built in Denmark. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Photo credit: REUTERS/Nicolas Asfonri/Pool Malou Aamund, Google’s Danish director, said this in a statement on Friday. “We have been working hard to find some projects in ...

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German, Philippines youths join call for climate justice

Climate Strike Germany

The global climate strike got under way in major German cities on Friday, September 20, 2019 with organisers expecting a mass demonstration at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate at noon to drive home demands for political action on climate change. Climate Strike in Germany Some 200 protesters participated in a cycling demonstration from the Charlottenburg district of the German capital, riding towards ...

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Thousands of students in India, Bangladesh, Poland join climate protests

Climate Strike India

Thousands of students took to the streets of India, Bangladesh, and Poland on Friday, September 20, 2019 to demand action against global warming. Climate Strike in India Students skipped school across India, demanding more climate protection and an end to severe pollution in the Asian country, the planet’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Students and environmental activists gathered outside the ...

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Costa Rica wins UNEP award for fighting climate change

Inger Andersen

Costa Rica was named “UN Champion of the Earth” for its leading role in fighting climate change, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Friday, September 20, 2019. UNEP executive director, Inger Andersen. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images UNEP’s executive director Inger Andersen, who made this known in a statement, said that the Central American country received the UN’s ...

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Day of Peace: UNIC Director canvasses planting of more trees to mitigate global warming

Ronald Kayanja

Director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Ronald Kayanja, on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Lagos called for planting of more trees to mitigate the adverse effect of climate change on the planet. Ronald Kayanja He made the call at the International Day of Peace, organised by UNIC, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources ...

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Nestlé, Wecyclers partnership to empower 15,000 Nigerians

Nestle_WeCyclers

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Nestlé Nigeria Plc, a leading food and beverages company, and Wecyclers on Friday, September 20, 2019 will see no fewer than 15,000 Nigerians empowered through an extended plastic waste recovery system. L-R: Regional Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestle CWAR, Mrs Kemisola Ajasa; Business Executive Officer, Nestle Waters Nigeria, Mr Rabie Issa; Managing ...

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Sanwo-Olu: Don’t ban okada, fix the roads, enforce traffic law – Abiodun

Okada in Lagos

The current public debate among Lagosians is about the news that the Lagos State Government (LASG) is considering total ban on the use of commercial motorcycle (popularly called okada) for public transport in Lagos State. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, gave the hint that the total ban on okada is among options being considered as a last resort in taming ...

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UN summit must be a game-changer for climate, activists insist

New York City

Civil society expects world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York to come with stronger emission targets, processes to build resilience and tackle impacts, and commitments to shift the trillions to enable poor countries to cope with loss and damage and set forth the energy transition. New York City in the US is hosting the UN Climate ...

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North America has lost 3bn birds in 50 years – Study

Quelea birds

Slowly, steadily and almost imperceptibly, North America’s bird population is dwindling. Quelea birds The sparrows and finches that visit backyard feeders number fewer each year. The flutelike song of the western meadowlark – the official bird of six U.S. states – is growing rarer. The continent has lost nearly three billion birds representing hundreds of species over the past five ...

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