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Environmental challenges: Group to establish additional 500 school clubs

Ene Baba-Owoh Jr

Clean Up Nigeria (CUN), an NGO, says it will establish additional 500 environmental clubs in various schools across the country to help address some of the environmental challenges. Ene Baba-Owoh Jr The National Coordinator of the organisation, Mr Ene Owoh, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja, on Monday, January 17, 2022. Owoh said that the CUN had earlier established ...

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British high-speed HS2 trains to run on zero-carbon electricity

High-speed HS2 trains

Britain’s new high-speed HS2 trains would be powered using zero-carbon electricity to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the government said in London. High-speed HS2 trains Andrew Stephenson, the Minister responsible for the high-speed railway, announced the commitment alongside a series of new measures to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. Other pledges include eliminating diesel from at least one HS2 construction site ...

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Kano NGO to plant 100,000 trees in schools in 2022

Tree planting

Panacea Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kano State, says it will plant 100,000 trees in schools and communities in the state in 2022. Tree planting The founder of the organisation, Mr Dahir Hashim, made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Kano, the state capital. Hashim said the project was aimed at curbing the menace of heat ...

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Germany promotes sustainable glass production with €9.9m

Glass production

The Federal Environment Ministry of Germany has announced that it is funding a project that supports sustainable glass production in Bavaria with around €9.9 million. Glass production In order to make glass production sustainable and climate-friendly, the government body is supporting Gerresheimer AG at the Lohr am Main location with the application of a new process for the production of high-quality ...

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SDGs being integrated into national plans, policies, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being integrated into national plans and policies in order to make the goals truly sustainable. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo stated this at the inauguration of the Review of Baseline Report and Realignment of the National Statistical System with SDGs 2020 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in ...

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Africa’s youth renew commitment to the SDGs

Jayathma Wickramanayake

Young people in Africa have pledged to work harder and ensure that the continent achieves its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth In a virtual discussion organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) under the theme “Africa’s Youth in The Decade of Action: Actors or Bystanders” on December 20, 2021, youth ...

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1.2m youths to benefit from OSSAP-SDGs TAP project – Director

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

The Global Director, TAP Project SDGs Mission, Mr Abdulsalami Ladigbolu,  says no fewer than 1.2 million Nigerian youths will benefit from “The August Project” (TAP) capacity building project. A gathering of Nigerian youths at a Youth Climate Incubation Hub in Owerri, Imo State Ladigbolu said this in an interview in Abuja on Friday, December 17, 2021. He said that the ...

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Making profitability sustainable and sustainability profitable

Claudio Muruzabal

For the past 18 months, the business world has been so focused on Covid-19 that it’s taken its eye off the other C-word – CSR, or corporate social responsibility. But you can write this down and take it to the bank: the enterprises that will thrive in a post-pandemic world will be those that put the societal element of sustainability ...

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Stakeholders explore avenues to fast-track Nigeria’s attainment of SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

The Value Clinic for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, a development partner, says it has identified channels to fast-track Nigeria’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and following up with a roundtable meeting with government agencies, parastatals, and private sector. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The Chief Responsibility Officer of the organisation, Mr Babatunde Bamigboye, disclosed this in an interview in ...

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Nigeria needs to invest $5.3b on WASH to achieve SDG target by 2030 – UNICEF

Sustainable Development Goals

Manager, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, Maiduguri, Mamita Thakkar, says Nigeria must invest at least $5.3 billion on WASH to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target by 2030. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Thakkar said this known on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State, at a One-Day Media Dialogue to commemorate the 2021 “World Toilet Day”, with the theme ...

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