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Bonn Global Festival of Action to help drive sustainability

World Conference Centre Bonn

Sustainability experts from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany from March 21 to 23, 2018 to discuss ways to take action on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the “Global Goals”, including action on climate change. With global issues such as population growth, rapid urbanisation, food insecurity, water scarcity and increased competition for resources globally fueling tensions ...

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IPBES6: Biodiversity assessments for launch as policymakers meet

Sir Robert Watson

Beginning with an official opening ceremony to be addressed by the President of Colombia on Saturday, March 17, 2018, leading experts from around the world will convene in Medellin for eight days with policymakers from more than 115 countries to finalise landmark reports from five major expert assessments, focused on biodiversity, nature’s contributions to people and issues of land degradation ...

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Scientists urge Africa to develop laws on green growth

Nicholas Ozor

Scientists on Friday, March 9, 2018 called on African governments to develop laws to safeguard the development and management of green growth in the continent. Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director of African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), noted that green growth had a potential impact toward the improvement of economies of most African countries. “This potential is unlikely to be tapped ...

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Zambia launches $33m project to improve sustainable rural livelihoods, forest protection.

Alexander Chiteme

Across Zambia, worsening impacts of climate change including more frequent and intense droughts and floods have led to food, water and energy insecurity, especially among the country’s most vulnerable rural communities. Clearing forests for agriculture, charcoal and fuelwood production, are among the country’s main drivers of deforestation.  The majority of the 1.7 million population in the Province lives in rural areas, ...

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SDGs: Presidential aide canvasses zero discrimination, equality

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, (SSAP-SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has advocated for a general stakeholders’ commitment in the quest to ensure zero discrimination across all strata of the society. Orelope-Adefulire, in a statement issued by her Media Assistant, Desmond Utomwen, noted that the provision of Goal 16 Target (b) in the Sustainable Development Goals ...

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SDGs: Women2030 coalition builds partners’ media capacity

Women2030 coalition

In an apparent bid to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a coalition of global and regional women and gender civil society organisations has set out to equip members with media skills to assist them in their advocacy programmes. The Women2030, at a media training for partners in the African region held from February 28 to March 2, 2018 in ...

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World can attain zero hunger via nations’ cooperation – FAO

Suffyan Koroma

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says that the world can achieve zero hunger if all nations decide to work together. Mr Suffyan Koroma, FAO Country Representative for Nigeria, said this in Abuja on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the opening of a two-day workshop on “Mainstreaming Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Nigeria’’. He ...

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Inclusive policy implementation, key to attaining SDGs – UNESCO

Ydo Yao

The Regional Director, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Mr Yao Ydo, says inclusive policy implementation was the key for African nations to attain the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG). Ydo said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Lagos. He said that the implementation of the policies streamlined toward ...

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Banks to fund clean tech investments in ships

Werner Hoyer

Efforts to green the European shipping industry have received a boost, with two major banks pledging to fund €300 million worth of clean tech investments in ships over the next three years. The Dutch bank ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will each contributed €150 million to retrofit existing vessels so that they cause less emissions and are more ...

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UNESCO, partners working for peace, sustainable management of Lake Chad

Ydo Yao

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says it will collaborate with partners to ensure the foundations of peace are built on sustainable management of resources of the Lake Chad Basin (LCB). Mr Ydo Yao, the Director of UNESCO, Nigeria said this during the National Consultation Workshop on the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) Project in ...

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