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Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Gaya Silkami

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services. Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of ...

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Images: Electric vehicles rally for 1.5-degree


Europe’s largest electric vehicle rally, which brought 75 teams from 13 nations, entered its finishing phase at Geneva, Switzerland over the weekend on the Place des Nations, part of a 1,300km traverse from Bremerhaven, Germany with a simple objective: zero emissions for 1.5 degrees. Michael Moller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva said the world’s leaders agreed to pursue efforts to ...

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Images: NITP officials mourn late president, visit family


National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Olufemi Amos Olomola, passed away after a brief illness on the 31st of May 2016 at his residence in Lagos. He was the 21st President of the NITP. Mourning members of the Management Committee of the NITP on Saturday visited the residence of the late urban planner. Dr Olomola’s widow, ...

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Images: Manual flower pollination in China as bees disappear

Hanyuan County, Sichuan

In parts of rural China, humans are doing the work bees once did. Striking new photos show farm workers in Hanyuan county, in China’s Sichuan province, painstakingly applying pollen to flowers by hand. Hanyuan county is known as the “world’s pear capital.” But pesticide use has led to a drastic reduction in the area’s bee population, threatening the fruit crop. Workers now ...

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Images: Nigeria delegation graces UN Paris Agreement signing


Though Nigeria is yet to neither sign nor ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, the nation was ably represented at the landmark event that saw some 175 countries signing the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters on Friday 22 April that observers say far exceeds the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement. Environment ...

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Photos: Amina J. Mohammed resumes as WSSCC chair


Effective from April 2, Amina J. Mohammed, Nigeria’s Environment Minister, became Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). The former Assistant-Secretary General and Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Mohammed chairs the Steering Committee, while guiding the work of WSSCC’s Geneva-based Secretariat, its operations in 20 countries in Africa and Asia, and ...

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Photos: Zaha Hadid’s life in buildings


Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-born British architect was the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Prize – architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize – in 2004. She died on Thursday morning in Miami, aged 65. In the course of her outstanding career, her use of unusual shapes became apparent in early competition proposals for The Peak terminus in Hong Kong ...

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Photos: 2016 International Day of Forests in Abuja


Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina J. Mohammed, hosted the celebration of the 2016 International Day of Forests at the National Parks Headquarters in Abuja on Monday (March 21). At the event, the minister stressed that forests are key to the planet’s supply of fresh water which is essential to life, even as she lamented the alarming rate of deforestation and ...

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Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa


Over five thousand youths from civil society groups in Nigeria, Senegal, Nigér, Ivory Coast, Bénin, Togo, Ghana and Gambia on Saturday observed the 2016 Earth Hour celebration with a call on governments and private sector players to do more to reverse climate change impact. Indeed, major landmarks, businesses and households in cities around the world turned their lights off for one ...

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Images of deliberations on mercury treaty at Jordan INC7


The 7th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 7) holding 10-15 March 2016 in Jordan entered its its fourth day on Monday. On Sunday morning, delegates to INC7 convened in plenary to hear reports from contact groups on rules, finance and technical issues before moving ahead with work on issues including, inter alia, artisanal and small-scale gold mining, ...

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