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Experts proffer solutions to Africa’s population growth challenges

Nigeria Population

The Africa Progress Group (APG) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 organised an International Roundtable to analyse and proffer solutions to the challenges posed by the increasing population growth rate in the region. Nigeria’s population is said to be equivalent to 2.55% of the total world population The Roundtable, which was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, ...

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UNEA-4: World zeroes in on solutions for the future

Siim Kiisler

The 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which is the fourth in the series, will zero in on the twin themes of innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), organiser of the event, has said. The body says the global forum will inspire nations, private sector players and individuals to #SolveDifferent ...

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UN appoints legal luminary, Joy Ezeilo, member of Civil Society Advisory Board

Prof. Joy Ezeilo

The United Nations has appointed Prof Joy Ezeilo as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the newly established Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Prof. Joy Ezeilo Ezeilo confirmed the appointment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ezeilo, who is ...

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Saint Lucia ratifies Minamata Convention, Parties prepare for COP3

Rossana Silva Repetto

The Government of Saint Lucia has deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the most recent Party to the Minamata Convention. The Eastern Caribbean island nation made the deposit on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, to bring to 102 the number of Parties to the mercury pact. Rossana Silva Repetto, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury. Photo credit: IISD Reporting Services ...

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IUCN’s Andersen to replace Solheim at UNEP

Inger Andersen

The UN secretary-general has picked the Danish economist and environmentalist, Inger Andersen, as its new environment chief, according to a letter seen by Agence France-Presse, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency. Inger Andersen of the IUCN. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Andersen, who heads the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a ...

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Hunger on the rise in Africa, UN report reveals

Giovanie Biha

Hunger is on the rise in Africa mainly due to difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Nino and soaring staple food prices, according to a new report published by the UN. ECA’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report was jointly published by the UN Economic Commission ...

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Educationist calls for proper maintenance of public infrastructure

Adekunbi Olomola

A retired Director of Education, Lagos State Public Service, Mrs Adekunbi Olomola, has called for adequate maintenance of public infrastructure to enhance their life span and sustenance. A scene during a ceremony to mark the Statutory Retirement and 60th Birthday of Mrs Victoria Adekunbi Olomola in Lagos Olomola made the call on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Lagos during her ...

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Germany agrees closer environmental cooperation with India

Schulze and Vardhan

Germany and India want to cooperate more closely in environmental and climate policy. Svenja Schulze (right) and Harsh Vardhan German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, and her Indian counterpart, Harsh Vardhan, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in New Delhi struck an agreement at the third German-Indian Environmental Forum. Germany will support Indian climate protection projects with an additional €35 million in ...

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Solidaridad moves to strengthen ties with Nigeria

Department of Climate Change

Solidaridad will partner with the Nigerian government in its agricultural transformation agenda, the commitment made in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the Paris Climate Agreement as well as achieving the objective of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. Group photo at the Department of Climate Change offices This was disclosed in Abuja when the team from Solidaridad West ...

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Bill Gates calls for innovation in reducing emissions

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has called for strengthened investment in innovation in key areas so that related industries can continue to develop without worsening climate change. Bill Gates of the the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Gates said this on New York in the Bill and Melinda Gates 2019 annual letter released on Tuesday, ...

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