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Africa Climate Week: Outcomes from Day One

Africa Climate Week

Africa, though the lowest contributor to global emissions, remains the most affected continent by climate change. Thousands of climate change actors are now gathered in Ghana for the Africa Climate Week (ACW) to seek ways to forge ahead in mitigating against and adapting to the impacts of a changing global climate. The Africa Climate Week commenced in Accra, Ghana on ...

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Rivers’ Day: Celebrating women’s role in protecting rivers


The 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Besides celebrating life-giving waters, the world will use the occasion to honour all those who have worked hard to ensure that the rivers continue to flow. There are fears that the River Niger is drying up. Observers are concerned that many of the ...

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Nigeria ratifies tobacco protocol amid commendation

tobacco smoking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government for ratifying the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health With Nigeria’s depositing of the instrument of ratification at the World Health Organisation (WHO), it becomes the 51st country to ratify the treaty which was initiated in ...

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Lead poisoning: Artisanal mining and matters arising

Lead poisoning in Nigeria

On many occasions, stakeholders have criticised the activities of artisanal gold miners with an observation that they process their gold ores within areas where citizens, especially children, are exposed to lead-laden dust. Men work in the mines where they dig deep to find the rock and then crush these rocks to find the gold ore. Inside the rocks there is ...

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Germany seeks climate protection companies

Svenja Schulze

Companies that are exemplary in their efforts to save energy and CO 2 can apply for membership in the pioneering initiative as climate protection companies, the German government has said. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Federal Ministry of Economics, the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Climate Protection Companies are seeking application for indigenous companies of ...

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UNEP urges Africa to promote organic fertiliser, healthy soil

Abdelkader Bensada

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 urged African countries to promote use of organic fertiliser in order to enhance healthy soil. Abdelkader Bensada Programme Manager of Ecosystems Unit at UNEP, Mr Abdelkader Bensada, made the call at the ongoing 4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. Bensada said that use of chemical-based ...

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We won’t privatise dams, says government

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 denied claims that the federal government was privatising the nation’s dams, saying what was being done was hydropower concessioning. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources Adamu said this at the opening of a Media Water Sector Workshop in Abuja. According to him, what is being done is ...

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Russia to probe environmental impact of Lake Baikal bottling plant

Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 promised a government inspection of a water-bottling plant under construction at Lake Baikal that has raised environmental concerns. Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev Construction of the plant began this year on the south-western shore of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume. Over 880,000 people have signed a ...

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Sanwo-Olu urged to transform waste management industry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

A waste management specialist, Mr Olugbenga Adebola, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 advised the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ensure continuity in government polices to enhance the waste management industry. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Adebola, the spokesman for the Waste Management Association of Nigeria (AWAM), Lagos State Chapter, gave the advice when he congratulated him on his victory at the ...

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Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

Ethiopian Airlines crash

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2019 has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation. The site where an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on March, 10, 2019. The UN headquarters, in an update on Monday, said the World Food Programme (WFP) lost seven officials ...

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