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Africa accused of not investing enough on environment

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

A university teacher, Prof. Victor Ojakorotu, said in Lagos on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 that governments in Africa were not making enough investments to secure the environment to protect people from hazards. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Ojakorotu, who made the statement in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, said the investments being ...

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Government tasked on measures to reduce carbon footprints

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Emechete, told the Federal Government on Monday, January 28, 2019 to embrace renewable energy in full force, “to reduce carbon footprints’ on the environment’’. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Emechete said there was an urgent need to compel Nigerians to live ...

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Guterres describes SDGs as blueprint for world’s prosperity

António Guterres

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, says prosperity, dignity and a healthy planet can best be achieved through implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as world’s blueprint. António Guterres Guterres made this known in a statement on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 issued by Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, National Information Officer, UN Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos. According to the statement, made available ...

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SDGs: Nile University hosts training programme for students

SDGs4Uni

Educational institutions are well positioned to communicate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially among young people. Nigerian universities, when they accept this responsibility, can play a central role in promoting the Global Goals to deliver a better, more sustainable future for all. Some of the participants at the training On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the International Climate Change Development ...

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Group promotes green growth through sports

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

In a bid to embed environmental stewardship in Nigeria, the Akpoyibo Green Foundation has concluded plans to develop green growth and climate change mitigation through innovative sports platforms and programmes. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, Minister of Environment In collaboration with Asteven Group International, the Parent Company and 9 Sports Management, the foundation is set to host a Youth Football Tournament, preparatory ...

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Brazil to control public funding of NGOs

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s government is increasing oversight over non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the country and will control public funds given to such groups. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil This was disclosed by Government Secretary Carlos dos Santos Cruz in a local interview published on Monday, January 7, 2019. Cruz said the initiative would help determine whether the organisations were fulfilling their ...

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DPR urged to spearhead establishment of national environmental database

Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 called on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to spearhead the establishment of a National Environmental Database for the sector. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, head of DPR The call arose from the just-concluded 18th Biennial International Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) conference held in December in Lagos. The ...

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Nigeria needs $337bn to implement SDGs from 2019-2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Nigeria needs not less than $337 billion to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The cost of implementing the SDGs in Nigeria, according to the plan is $80.65 billion in 2019, $82.83 billion in 2020, $85.07 billion in 2021 and $87.37 billion in ...

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Don urges new breed of CSOs to champion societal transformation

Prof. Chris Gordon

Civil society organisations (CSOs) are known for giving a voice to the voiceless with the aim of transforming society for the better. But CSOs are now being asked to move away from providing simplistic solutions to complex problems, since they often end up worsening situations. Prof. Chris Gordon “This is because the world has changed tremendously over the last decade,” ...

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Over 1,000 institutions divest from fossil fuel

Fossil fuel pollution

As governments meet in Poland for another round of climate talks, a major milestone was reached on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the worldwide movement to divest from the fossil fuel companies driving the climate crisis, with the announcement that over 1000 institutions with managed investments worth almost $8 trillion (€7 trillion) have committed to divest. The 1000th institution to ...

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