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Climate emergency: 14 cities commit to sustainable food policies

Sustainable food policies

Fourteen global cities on Thursday, October 10, 2019 committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration”, in order to promote and preserve the health of citizens and the health of the planet. 14 cities have committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration” Mayors will work with their citizens to achieve a “Planetary Health Diet” for all by 2030, with balanced and ...

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Habitat Day: Corps members urged to plant trees

Tree planting

The Convener, Urban Tree Revival Team (UTRT), Ms Omobola Eko, has urged the Federal Government to enlist tree planting as part of community service for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. Tree planting Eko, whose organisation is into tree planting, made the appeal in her message to mark the 2019 World Habitat Day, on Monday, October 7, 2019 in ...

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New Initiative to position Nigeria as Africa’s knowledge hub

Lekan Fadina

Nigerian stakeholders, in partnership with international counterparts, have commenced the process of making the nation Africa’s Knowledge Hub by establishing an initiative on knowledge-driven home-grown solutions to address the myriad of local, regional and international development challenges. Prince Lekan Fadina, Managing Director, Knowledge Hub Nigeria This proposition was the fulcrum of deliberations at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Knowledge ...

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Nigerians in Americas plan 1% of annual remittances for SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) has disclosed plans to “redirect” one per cent of its members’ annual remittances towards “impact sustainable development” in Nigeria. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) This is part of a 10-year vision unfolded by the organisation at its 2019 Annual General Meeting held recently in Texas, United States. The plan is expected to run from ...

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Foundation flags-off planting of 37,000 trees in Kwara

Tree planting

The Global Warming Shield Foundation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Ilorin, Kwara State, flagged off the planting of 37,000 tress across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Tree planting Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mallam Ganiyu Hanafi-Babatunde, the Kwara Project Coordinator of the foundation, said that the exercise was an action towards addressing ...

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Nigeria must invest in the future, not in coal

China plant

In the past decade, the relationship between Africa and China has boomed, ranging from foreign aid and investment to extraction-for-repayment. The latter is a process of indirect payment of debt whereby China extracts natural resources equivalent to the amount owed by the debtor countries at prices set by obscure negotiations in which China invariably has the upper hand. Air pollution ...

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SDGs progress in danger of reversal – UN report

Sustainable Development Goals

A new United Nations report has advocated for a change of approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the current global development model is not sustainable. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The report titled, “The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development”, warns that the progress made in the last two decades is facing the threat of being reversed. ...

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Landmark 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference gets theme

Cristiana Paşca Palmer

“Ecological Civilisation: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” is set to frame next year’s UN Biodiversity Conference, to be held in October in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, a special press conference, between the Minister of Ecology and Environment of ...

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Nigeria: UN to declare SDGs action plan by 2020, says Mohammed

Gombe State

The United Nations (UN) says it is set to declare a decade of action from 2020 to assess the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, with Gov. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Gombe, Gombe State on Monday, September 2, ...

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Students strategic to SDGs implementation, says Kano varsity VC

SDGs4Universities Workshop

 The Vice-Chancellor of the Kano State University of Science and Technology, Professor Shehu Musa, has underscored the importance of having young people as the drivers of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at the SDGs4Universities Workshop, at the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil Addressing no fewer than 65 students during the SDGs4Universities Workshop hosted by the ...

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