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Shell unveils first female Managing Director for deep-water Nigeria


Energy big-wig, Shell, has named Elohor Aiboni as the Managing Director of its Nigeria deep-water business, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) with effect from Sunday, August 1, 2021. Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, receiving the Shell Safety, Environment and Social Performance Charter from her predecessor, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, in ...

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Only 58% of Parties met NDCs submission cut-off deadline, says Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), speaking on the submission of National Climate Plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by July 31, 2021, says the submission cut-off date allows the UN body to review, quantify and summarise the content of the documents Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Against the backdrop ...

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Sudan stresses importance of reaching binding agreement on Nile Dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Yasir Abbas, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 reiterated the importance of reaching a tripartite binding agreement regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Abbas underscored the importance of reaching the agreement at a news conference in the capital, Khartoum. “Sudan will benefit from the GERD in terms of generating electricity ...

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Global energy sector requires $12.6trn investment by 2045 – OPEC


The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the global energy sector requires about $12.6 trillion investment cumulatively for development by 2045. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The  Secretary General of OPEC, Dr Mohammad Barkindo, made the disclosure while presenting a keynote address at the 14th Annual ...

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UK competition sees companies turn waste into jet fuel

Grant Shapps

The UK Government has announced that eight companies have been shortlisted to receive a share of £15 million to develop first-of-a-kind production plants across the UK that will turn waste into jet fuel. UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps Announced as part of the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan, the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition will support these these companies as they pioneer new ...

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Egypt, Sudan politicising Renaissance Dam construction – Ethiopian envoy

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia, Alemayehu Tegenu, says Egypt and Sudan are politicising the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Tegenu said in an interview with Sputnik that the two countries were trying to get other countries involved in their dispute over the dam just to solve their internal problems, ...

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Beyonce’s Global Citizens Fellowship appoints Hamzat Lawal to Advisory Council

Beyonce, Hamzy and Tyler Perry

The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development (CODE), Hamzat Lawal, has been appointed by the Global Citizens Fellowship to join an advisory council that will help to take the 2021 programme to the next level. L-R: Beyonce Knowles Carter, Hamzat Lawal, and Tyler Perry Lawal, a social accountability advocate and entrepreneur in the IT space, has continuously sought innovative ways to empower ...

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Nigeria seeks UK, others support to tackle environmental challenges

Nigeria’s REDD+ Strategy

The Federal Government on Monday, July 26, 2021 called on developed countries through their high commissions and embassies to support Nigeria in the implementation of  its environmental protection programmes. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (right), with the National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, Dr Moses Ama, during the launch of Nigeria’s REDD+ Strategy, in Abuja Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad ...

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HOMEF amplifies energy through solidarity with ‘Shifting the power Lines’

Nnimmo Bassey

Ecological think tank and advocacy group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says the next phase of its School of Ecology, tagged “Shifting the Power Lines in Nigeria/Africa”, is aimed at efforts to deconstruct popular fossil imaginaries. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) The group disclosed in a statement that this entails generating and amplifying energy through ...

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Report highlights opportunities for coordinated action on climate, chemicals

Monika Stankiewicz

The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury published a technical review of literature on climate change and hazardous chemicals management. The review identifies opportunities for addressing the two issues simultaneously. The authors note that interlinkages between climate change and hazardous chemicals management support the case for mobilising resources to combat climate ...

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