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UNEA calls for global rejection of throwaway society

Jochen Flasbarth

More sustainable lifestyles and modes of production were at the centre of this year’s UN Environment Assembly Jochen Flasbarth The fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has passed 23 resolutions that will contribute to more environmentally friendly production and consumption worldwide. At UNEP’s largest UNEA, leaders and ministers of the environment and 5,000 delegates from around the world ...

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ICCDI Africa appoints new country representatives

ICCDI Africa country representatives

In her bid to expand her activities of educating and building a climate-smart generation across Africa, the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa), popularly known as Climate Wednesday, on Monday, March 11, 2019, announced the appointment of four country representatives to lead the organisation’s activities in their respective countries. ICCDI Africa’s new country representatives The new country representatives are ...

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REDD+ doesn’t reduce emissions, group insists

REDD

The much-vaunted initiative that entails mitigating climate change through reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases through enhanced forest management has once again come under criticism. According to Swift Foundation, REDD+ schemes have denied indigenous peoples their territorial and legal rights REDD+, which stands for countries’ efforts to  reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks, was first negotiated ...

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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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UNEA-4: How world can transform way of life – UN

UNEA-4

Because mankind has reached the planet’s limits and grown at the expense of nature, there is an urgent need to transform the way he lives. Opening plenary of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi on Monday, March 11, 2019 Acting Executive Director of UN Environment, Joyce Msuya, who made this submission at the opening plenary of the Fourth ...

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19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian airplane crash

Ethiopian Airlines crash

No fewer than 19 United Nations officials were aboard the Ethiopian airplane that crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2018 , the UN Department of Safety and Security in Kenya, has said. The site where an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on March, 10, 2019. The World Food Programme (WFP) lost six staff, the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) lost ...

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Leaders gather for UNEA-4 in Nairobi, UN regrets air incident

Joyce Msuya

Over 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering in Nairobi, Kenya for a meeting of the world’s top body on the environment, where they will take decisions that move global societies to a more sustainable path. UN Environment Acting Executive Director, Joyce Msuya The fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) runs from ...

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Aiteo fixes leak, restarts 150,000 bpd Nembe Creek Oil Export pipeline

Nembe Creek Trunk Line

The Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) resumed normal operations on Thursday, March 7, 2019 following the plugging of a leak which necessitated the shutdown of the facility on Feb. 28. The Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has resumed normal operations A spokesperson for Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production the operator of the 97 km NCTL, Mr Masade Odianosen, told the ...

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Cause of explosion at Nembe Creek Oilfields still unknown – Government

Oil field explosion

The cause of the March 1, 2019 explosion from Oil Well No.7 within Nembe Creek oilfields remains unknown as the investigation into the incident enters day two, the Federal Government says. An oil field explosion The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) said on Friday, March 8 that it had commenced investigations into the explosion located within OML ...

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Women’s Day: UNODC flays gender-related killings in Africa

Gender homicide

As the world celebrates the 2019 International Women’s Day, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Nigeria office draws attention to the disproportionally high risk of women and girls in Africa to fall victim to gender-related homicide.   Women during a procession for a campaign against rape and gender violence A recent UNODC report on gender-related killing of ...

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