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Lagos raises bond to address climate change

Lagos green bond

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state is raising money for the Lagos State Green Bond Market Development Programme. L-R: From left, Commissioner for Finance, Dr Rabiu Olowo; Chief Executive Officer FMDQ Group, Mr Bola Onadele; Lagos State Attorney General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo; Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; and Special Adviser Office of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...

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UN launches portal to evaluate SDGs progress in Africa

Ahunna Eziakonwa

Measuring and evaluating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa became much easier as a group of regional UN entities launched the first online data portal that brings together statistical data harvested across all countries on the continent. Ahunna Eziakonwa, Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the UN Development Programme Some 17 regional UN entities, under the ...

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Biodiversity loss threatening food supplies, livelihoods – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed in Abuja on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the UNESCO-organised 33rd Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) that global loss of biodiversity is threatening the security of the world’s food supplies and the livelihoods of millions of people Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The ...

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EPI unveils strategy to curb human-elephant conflict

John Scanlon

The EPI Foundation on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, announced a new strategy to address human-elephant conflict (HEC), which is emerging as the greatest threat to the survival of Africa’s elephants. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation Greta Iori, leader of the Foundation’s HEC Team, said: “Our strategy aims to tackle both the causes and consequences of one of the ...

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Report makes case for green and inclusive recovery plans in Africa

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

African countries that include climate change action as a central objective in the planning and implementation of their post-Covid-19 economic recovery plans are more likely to attract finance, address social challenges and achieve robust and sustainable growth, a new report has shown. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, director, Society for Planet and Prosperity The “Post-Covid-19 Recovery in Africa: Recommendations for Policy Actors” ...

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Climate change may cause 216m internal migrations by 2050 – World Bank report

Juergen Voegele

Climate change could force 216 million people across six world regions to migrate within their countries by 2050, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 86 million, a World Bank report says. Juergen Voegele, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank It said this on Monday, September 13, 2021 in a statement issued in Washington DC at the release of ...

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New biosphere reserves proposals for review as Nigeria hosts UNESCO biodiversity summit


Nigeria on Monday, September 13, 2021, hosted the 33rd UN Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) summit in Abuja to review progress, define priorities and coordinate international cooperation in support of biodiversity and ecological sciences. Ms Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, making a preentation at the summit Ms Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, while making a remark at the ...

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Online shopping sites urged to take down product listings for banned mercury-laden skin whiteners

Thony Dizon

The EcoWaste Coalition on Monday, September 13, 2021, appealed to online retail giants to remove product listings for mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics long proscribed by the authorities to protect human health and the environment. Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner, EcoWaste Coalition The toxics watchdog group had earlier urged e-commerce sites to “go mercury-free” after uncovering the unbridled sale of mercury-containing ...

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227 environmental activists murdered in 2020, says report

Óscar Eyraud Adams

A Global Witness report released on Monday, September 13, 2021 reveals that 227 land and environmental activists were murdered in 2020 for defending their land and the planet. That constitutes the highest number ever recorded for a second consecutive year. Óscar Eyraud Adams was murdered in Mexico after opposing the extractive industries contributing to water scarcity in Baja California As the climate ...

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COP26: Climate emergency demands policy shift to adaptation, say leaders

Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA)

Global leaders on Monday, September 6, 2021, gathered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to participate in the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) High Level Dialogue themed: “An Adaptation Acceleration Imperative for COP26”. With less than a hundred days to go until the world’s most significant summit on climate change, the Dialogue established that the success of COP26 will be determined by ...

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