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UNN inaugurates panel to facilitate implementation of environment, development policies


The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State has constituted an 11-man Policy Advisory Panel (PAP) to facilitate the implementation of relevant environment and development policies in the country. Some members of the UNN’s REPRC-EfD Policy Advisory Panel (PAP): L-R: Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone, Director of REPC; Hussain Raha, President, National Association of Fish Farmers & Aquaculture; Prof. Chinedum Nwajuiba, ...

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Govt urged to key into bioenergy development to safeguard health, environment

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

A university don, Prof. Makwin Makut, has called on the Federal Government to key into the development of bioenergy to safeguard the health of Nigerians and the environment for the overall development of the country. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Makut, a Professor of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Nasarawa State University in Keffi (NSUK), made the appeal on Wednesday, October ...

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N15bn green bond to fund renewable energy, afforestation, transportation schemes

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

The Federal Government on Monday, October 14, 2019 listed its N15 billion green bond on the daily official list of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar The seven-year bond issued at coupon rate of 14.50 per cent on June 13, 2019 will mature on June 13, 2026. The Series II Green Bond was issued ...

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Los Angeles Mayor emerges new chair of C40 Cities

Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has been elected as the new chairman of C40 Cities, a group of 94 cities around the world that represents one-twelfth of the world’s population and one-quarter of the global economy. Eric Garcetti At the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair. Anne Hidalgo, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ...

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Climate activists cause disruption at London city airport

Extinction Rebellion

Scores of Extinction Rebellion climate activists held sit-ins at London City Airport on Thursday, October 10, 2019 after vowing to shut it down, but only minor disruption was reported. Former paralympic athlete, James Brown, climbs on top of a passenger jet at the City Airport in London Up to 100 activists staged a sit-in in an airport lounge, according to ...

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Govts urged to seek indigenes’ consent before introducing new technologies

Emerging technologies

Seeking public free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous people and local communities must be a precondition for the introduction by African governments of any new technologies in their territories. Participants at the School of Ecology on “Emerging Technologies” This submission formed part of the recommendations arrived at by participants at the School of Ecology that held from October ...

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Mayors announce support for Global Green New Deal


Newly elected C40 Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside the mayors of cities worldwide including Copenhagen, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Tokyo, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 announced their support for a Global Green New Deal and recognised a global climate emergency. Zero Hour founder Jamie Margolin, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attend a press ...

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Nigeria, Luxemburg Stock Exchange sign MoU on green bond

Green Bond

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cross listing and trading of green bonds in Nigeria and Luxembourg. Mr Oscar Onyema, NSE’s Chief Executive Officer (right) with Mr Robert Scharfe, Chief Executive Officer, LuxSE The NSE said the MoU was signed at the annual meeting of the ...

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Projects from Nigeria, others approved under Minamata Mercury Convention programme

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Out of the 20 applications received, 10 projects from Nigeria and nine other nations have been approved by the Governing Board of the Specific International Programme of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in the Second Round of the programme. Sam Adu-Kumi (right) and Reggie Hernaus Sam Adu-Kumi (Ghana) and Reggie Hernaus (The Netherlands), Co-Chairs of the Governing Board of the ...

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Mitigating effects of flooding via adherence to planning regulations

Nigeria flood

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says torrential rainfall across the globe is responsible for the exponential increase in the damage caused by floods in the past decades. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Nigeria had devastating ...

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