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Images: Shell at petroleum engineers’ conference

Shell-SPE Photo

The 2017 edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers annual conference and exhibition opened on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Lagos. The opening ceremonies was graced by dignitaries, including officials of the Shell Group and the NLNG.

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Images: How Yemen struggles against cholera

Yemen cholera

Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing more than 390,000 suspected cases of the disease and more than 1,800 deaths since April 27, 2017. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners are responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, working closely with UNICEF, local health authorities and others to treat the sick and stop the spread of the disease. ...

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Images: China plans ‘forest city’

Forest City

China is planning a new “forest city” that will be covered in one million plants and 40,000 trees. Work is expected to be complete on Liuzhou Forest City, located in the southern mountain area of Guangxi, by 2020. It is hoped that the extra plant-life will absorb almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 57 tonnes of pollutants annually and well ...

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Images: Environment Ministry, UNDP explore areas of cooperation


Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, in Abuja on Thursday, June 29, 2017, received the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Nigeria & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, and his team. Discussions centered on areas of cooperation as well as numerous topical issues related to the environment and the many climate change challenges faced in Nigeria.

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Images: 4th SAWAP conference in Ghana

Sawap conference

The 12 nations of the Sahel and West Africa Programme in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative (SAWAP) a couple of months ago converged on the Ghanaian capital city of Accra on the occasion of the project’s 4th Conference. Each nation presented the success stories of their projects, as well as the lessons learnt from their experiences. Afterwards, participants ...

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Images: Glamour as grantees showcase initiatives at GEF-SGP knowledge fair


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 turned out to be a day to remember as beneficiary organisations to the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) showcased in Abuja a range of successful initiatives being undertaken. The GEF-SGP in Nigeria, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides grants as well as technical coordination support to poor, marginalised and vulnerable communities ...

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Images: Faces at GEF-UNDP renewable energy inception workshop


A three-day inception workshop that held from Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, 2017 in Calabar, Cross River State signalled the official commencement of the projects tagged: “De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA for the Nigerian Power Sector” and “Sustainable Fuel Wood Management in Nigeria”. Promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of Nigeria ...

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Images: Governor signs Benue anti-open grazing bill into law


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday, May 22, 2017 signed the bill outlawing open grazing in the state. Describing the development as a step in the right direction, the governor stated that his administration would do all it can to protect the state from intruders and criminals.

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Images: Government, environment CSOs interact

Goni Ahmed

The Federal Government on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja had an interactive session with civil society organisations operating in the environment and development sector. At the daylong event, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, assured the campaigners of government’s continued partnership with them towards the realisation of a safe and sustainable environment.  

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Images: Enviromentalists transform to eggheads

Rose Gidado

Senior officials in environmental science-related establishments are giving their careers a boost. In what looks like a win-win situation for the upliftment of the environment, a handful of managers and directors, who decided to return to the classrooms, have emerged Doctorate degree holders. While wishing them the best in their respective endeavours, EnviroNews celebrates these brave and determined officers.   ...

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