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China launches five ‘green finance’ pilot zones

Guangzhou Guangdong province

China has launched five pilot zones to promote “green finance” and help pay for a war on pollution that is expected to cost at least ¥3 trillion ($440 billion) a year, according to notices published by the central bank on Monday, June 26, 2017. The five zones will be set up in the provinces of Guangdong, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang, as ...

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SDGs implementation in Ghana gets needed political backing


The acceptance by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo of Ghana to chair the national High Level Inter-ministerial Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been described as a move that has given the needed political backing to the implementation of the global goals in the country. And, to further demonstrate his commitment to this move, the President has ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Land degradation worsening in Ghana

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

To one schooled in natural resources management, it is simply unthinkable why a farmer would cultivate crops on river banks or even farm in river beds. If you belong to the scholastic group, you understand that this kind of farming practice is unsustainable, and undermines livelihood and development. But, for the farmer, it is an issue of livelihood survival, in ...

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Civil society urges G20 to address global challenges


The Civil20 (C20) Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany on Monday, June 19, 2017 with over 300 civil society groups from around the world urging the world’s largest and richest countries, the G20, to commit to firm and immediate action on global challenges like climate change, inequality and regulation of financial markets. This comes three weeks ahead of the G20 Summit ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: As Nigeria joins campaign

Desertification in Nigeria

Have you heard the word “Desertification” before? Are you aware of the devastating impacts it could have? Does it make any sense to have a hand in such environmental disaster? Wouldn’t you rather be a solution to this threat? By way of introduction, Desertification is the process by which a fertile land becomes a desert. It is a land degradation ...

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Federal varsity embarks on tree planting campaign to promote eco-friendliness

Funai tree planting

The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 carried out a fresh round round of tree planting exercise to promote eco-friendliness, guard against environmental degradation, provide edible fruits for staff and students, and ensure total greening and aesthetic beauty of the University environment. This was part of the activities lined up for the students’ ...

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Amy Luers unveiled as Future Earth’s new Executive Director

Amy Luers

Future Earth on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 announced Amy Luers as its new executive director. Dr. Luers has over 20 years experience working on sustainability at the intersection of science, technology and policy. Future Earth is an international initiative that empowers and supports a network of tens of thousands of researchers, innovators and professionals working together to accelerate a transition to ...

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Dangote donates N200m worth of food items to Borno IDPs


In an effort aimed at complementing government’s humanitarian intervention to bring relief to the victims of insurgency and other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State, Africa’s foremost businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people. He said he had always felt for those in the IDP camps and that the donation became ...

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World Environment Day: Citizenry urged to join race to keep planet safe


Join the race to make the world a better place A place we can boldly call our own A place we can be proud to defend when called upon Join the race, this is the time   This is our world to make or mar it It is a gift to us all from God Let’s do our best to ...

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Expert advocates overhaul of governing processes within Ghana’s natural resources sector


A Ghanaian environmental legal expert has called for a new governance approach for the sustainable management and use of the nation’s natural resources. This, he says, will require interactions among structures, processes and traditions that determine how power and responsibilities are exercised, how decisions are taken, and how citizens or stakeholders engage. The expert, Clement Kojo Akapame of the Ghana ...

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