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Climate change: UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food


Chefs from around the world helped the United Nations kick-off a new campaign on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. Chefs Leading chefs are spearheading the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will be ...

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C40 Cities forum clamours urgent investor action for Africa’s sustainable future


Experts have called on investors to promote inclusive financing models in Africa’s leading cities, while recognising their potential. Johannesburg, South Africa, played host to the C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum for the first time At the C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, city officials and investors gathered ...

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Green Bond over-subscription indicative of environmental commitment – DMO

Patience Oniha

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the results of the second Sovereign Green Bond demonstrates greater commitment from the public towards protecting the environment. Patience Oniha Director-General, Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO) The organisation said this in a statement on Thursday, June 3, 2019 in Abuja, declaring the results of the auction which opened on June 3 as over-subscribed. According ...

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Cross River commences N144m REDD+ investment phase

Cross River State REDD+

The Cross River State Government has officially kicked-off the investment phase under its Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme, thanks to support from the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF-TF). Members of the Cross River State REDD+Technical Committee Courtesy of the UN-REDD+ Programme, Cross River State (CRS) developed a REDD+ Strategy and other required operational documents ...

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Bonn: Governments prepare to respond to calls for greater climate ambition

patricia espinosa

Set at the mid-point of a crucial year during which accelerated global climate action is both urgent and essential, governments are meeting in Bonn from June 17 to 27, 2019 to make progress on several items central to climate change negotiations. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC They will build on the success of the UN Climate Change Conference ...

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Leaders urged to set ambitious targets to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

María Fernanda Espinosa

A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders on Thursday, June 13, 2019 issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change. María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate ...

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Sustainable medical practices could be answer to Nigeria’s healthcare woes

Health care

It’s estimated that 94 percent of Nigeria’s population is exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation guidelines. In 2012, around seven million people died from diseases related to indoor and outdoor pollution alone. The healthcare industry plays a crucial role in addressing the health effects of environmental hazards, but can make an even bigger impact by curbing pollution through sustainable, cost-effective ...

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Groups seek cancellation of Kenyan coal project after govt announces delay


The Kenyan government is considering delaying plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO heritage site. This decision follows a new study which has revealed that the controversial project may not be economically viable. The report, released on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Nairobi, demonstrated that building the projected coal plant could be ...

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Shell seeks stakeholders’ support to curb oil pipeline vandalism


Shell Nigeria has called for stakeholders’ concerted efforts to curb the incessant vandalism of crude oil-bearing pipelines, highlighting the danger of continuous sabotage to people and environment. The General Manager, External Relations of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Igo Weli, said such efforts to curb pipeline sabotage will save lives, secure communities and protect the environment. L-R: Encroachment ...

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Bonn climate talks: Who will the African delegates represent?

World Conference Centre Bonn

Ahead of the experts meeting on climate change, Philip Jakpor of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Tontie Ninado of Action Aid Ghana and Million Belay of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa attempt a preview of the event holding from June 17 to 27, 2019 in Bonn, Germany A view of the atrium in the World ...

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