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UN chief advocates inclusive, sustainable industrial development in Africa

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Africa, saying it is critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Guterres stated this in his message for the 2018 Africa Industrialisation Day, themed: “Promoting Regional Value Chains in Africa: A pathway for accelerating Africa’s structural transformation, industrialisation and pharmaceutical production.” Africa Industrialisation Day is ...

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Nigeria, UNIDO sign $60m new country programme

Li Yong

The Federal Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) have signed a $60 million new country programme for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Nigeria for 2018-2022. The programme is to guide UNIDO’s programme/projects interventions in Nigeria during the period; build on the cumulative achievements of past Country Programme implemented by Nigeria/UNIDO; and to strengthen synergies by collaborating ...

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Guterres charges delegates at maiden geospatial information summit

António Guterres

The inaugural United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) is being held in Deqing, East China’s Zhejiang Province. The event started on Monday Nov. 19, 2018 and will end on Nov. 21. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent a video message to the congress, expecting the UNWGIC to “use geospatial information to build a safer, better world where no one is left ...

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World set to negotiate fresh biodiversity action framework

Sharm el Sheikh

In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, from November 14 to 29, 2018, under the theme “Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet.” From November 14 to 15 at the High-Level Segment, some 80 ministers ...

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‘Geography, a strong foundation of human environment’

The President, Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) Prof. Kayode Oyesiku, has urged federal and state governments to pay close attention to geography being a strong foundation of human environment. Oyesiku made the call on Monday, November 5, 2018 during the opening ceremony of the 59th annual conference of the association at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State. The conference ...

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Mines ministry begins nationwide environmental monitoring

Mining in Nigeria

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says it has commenced nationwide environmental monitoring to ensure mining title holders comply with mining laws and regulations. Mr Sallim Salaam, the Director, Mines Environmental Compliance Department of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Abuja. Salaam said that the programme would be conducted in ...

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GEF-SGP exhibition to sensitise Nigerians on environmental issues, says official

Ibironke Olubamise

Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) said it exhibited its programmes and projects to educate Nigerians on the benefits in tackling environment issues. Its National Coordinator, Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Akure, Ondo State, on the sidelines of the 2018 National Council on Environment (NCE) ...

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Expert says review of Lagos environmental law overdue


An environmentalist, Mr Taiwo Adewole, says the the review of the Lagos State Environmental Law 2017 is long overdue. Adewole, Chief Executive Officer of Taiwo Adewole and Associates, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Lagos that the 2017 Environmental Law was done in a hurry. He said that the previous Environmental Law was ...

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NES calls for promotion, preservation of environment


The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), a non-governmental organisations (NGO), has called on Nigerians to promote and preserve a healthy environment for sustainability. Dr Bashir Nuhu, Chairman of Local Organising Committee of NSE in Niger State, made the call while addressing newsmen in Minna on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He said that the efforts made by the three tiers of government ...

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Indian fishworkers flay proposed shipping corridor

Fishworkers protest

Members of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 staged protests in 23 ports and harbours across the coastal states to kick against a planned shipping corridor which they claim endangers their source of livelihood. The protests across the state saw a turnout of thousands of fishermen and the public. The NFF says it stands ...

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