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G20 countries can limit global warming to 1.7 degrees C, says study

G20 Osaka 2019

A new research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Climate Analytics shows that G20 countries, which account for around 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, can get the world a large part of the way towards that target – if they greatly increase their ambition. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June ...

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World Cleanup Day: Nestlé volunteers join call for cleaner planet


No fewer than 200 Nestlé volunteers cleaned up seven markets across Nigeria to mark the World Cleanup Day 2021 on Thursday, September 16, 2021, removing and disposing over 3,000 kg of waste from the environment. Nestlé volunteers and participants clean up The Arena Market, Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria to mark the World Cleanup Day 2021 on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. ...

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Bauchi to plant 550,000 tree seedlings

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

The Bauchi State Government is to plant 550,000 seedlings of variety of trees in its efforts to address the problems of deforestation. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency Mr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director-General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), disclosed this in an interview in Bauchi, the state capital, on Thursday, ...

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Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed – Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria’s losses in biodiversity must be reversed, so that the country would use plants to produce drugs for cure of various diseases. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Onu stated this when Dr Dimitri Sanga, Regional Director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ...

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Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit


An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday, September 16, 2021 President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding them guilty of environmental negligence in a civil lawsuit. Air pollution in Jakarta The citizen lawsuit was filed in 2019 against the president, the ministers of health, environment, and home affairs, ...

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Govt to intensify massive awareness on Ozone layer protection

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to intensify efforts in creating massive awareness on importance of ozone layer protection through effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the country. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, disclosed this as the ministry commemorates 2021 International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer, tagged: “Montreal Protocol, Keeping ...

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Minister says 12.5m Nigerians have access to potable water

Ministry of Water Resources

No fewer than 12.5 million Nigerians have improved access to potable water in the last six years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, speaking during the session The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Training for Water Resources Correspondents in the water sector in Abuja on ...

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Trial of former managers in VW emissions scandal begins in Germany

Martin Winterkorn

Four former Volkswagen managers and engineers were due to go on trial in the German city of Braunschweig on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Martin Winterkorn They were being tried for their part in the VW diesel emissions scandal. Among other things, the defendants were accused of commercial and gang fraud by using manipulated software on millions of cars. The vehicles ...

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PACJA calls for global solidarity to tackle COVID-19, climate crisis

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Dr Mithika Mwenda, has said that global solidarity is in short supply and preventing robust responses to COVID-19 and climate change, which together are wrecking communities across Africa and the rest of the world. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In a statement issued at ...

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UNESCO partners FRIN to approve 20 global biosphere reserves


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja Regional Office, in collaboration with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), has approved 20 Biosphere Reserves across the globe. A view of participants at the 33rd Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) in Abuja The biosphere reserves were approved on Wednesday, ...

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