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Palmer to Guterres: Mainstreaming biodiversity contributes to achievement of sustainable development

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Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a meeting held on Friday, April 7, 2017. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca Palmer, the former Romanian minister of Environment, Waters ...

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World Bank, partners supervise Burkina Faso community forestry project


A year after its launch, a World Bank team on March 13-18, 2017 visited Burkina Faso for the supervision of the Support Project for Forest-dependent People (PAPF). The goal of the mission was to monitor and support the activities of the project. The visit, it was gathered, gave an opportunity for consulting with the Project’s actors and partners, such as ...

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Cape Verde outlaws plastic bags, Congo launches ‘Blue Fund’


The marketing and use of conventional plastic bags in Cape Verde are now banned by a law that came into effect on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is the culmination of a battle waged by the Association for Environmental Defense and Development (ADAD) within the framework of a programme named “Cabo Verde sans pratiques” (Cape Verde without Plastic) in partnership withMAVA and PRCM. The ...

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UN, Gold Standard seek to hasten progress towards SDGs


The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the Gold Standard on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 announced a collaboration to assist organisations, such as corporates, investors, regions, territories and cities, in setting sustainability targets and assessing the sustainable development impacts of their initiatives. The partnership will build on the standard-setting experience of both organisations in the areas of ...

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Experts predict Trump’s promise to bring back coal jobs ‘will not be kept’


Lifting a moratorium against leases for coal mining on public lands will not create demand for coal as power companies continue to shift to natural gas and other energy sources, experts say President Trump lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 paving the way for excavation of a fossil fuel on public land in the ...

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Report affirms EnviroNews as Nigeria’s climate-focused online medium


Leading web-based environment and development multi-media magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, has emerged the nation’s top online climate change-focused media organisation. According to a report released by Climate Scorecard on Monday, March 27 2017, while EnviroNews emerged Nigeria’s major medium in the online category, The Guardian newspapers was listed for the print media, while Eco@Africa is Nigeria’s climate-focused medium in the broadcast ...

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Why poverty pervades the land, by local council employees


The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has accused state governors of unfairly controlling the affairs of local government councils in the country. Union members came out in their numbers at a national rally last week in Calabar, Cross River State, clamouring for the autonomy of local councils in the country. They carried placards with different inscriptions such as: ...

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‘Carbon Law’ offers pathway to halve emissions, say researchers


On the eve of this year’s Earth hour (March 25), researchers are proposing a solution in the Friday, March 24, 2017 edition of the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue that a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or “carbon law” of halving emissions every decade, could catalyse disruptive ...

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Ogun to sanction industries without EIS


As part of its resolve to ensure that the citizens of Ogun State live in a safe and healthy environment, the state government has said that it will impose strict sanctions on industries without Environmental Impact Study (EIS) approval from the state Ministry of Environment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, represented by the team leader, Ogun State Environmental Sanitation Task ...

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Fellowship programme seeks 2017 associates


The Women Green Fellowship (WGF) programme has opened application for the 4th cohort of the fellowship. It will close on Friday, March 31, 2017. “We are looking for women who desire to change the way things are done and want to improve it,” says Ayodele Taofiq-Fanida, Director, Women Green Fellowship. Taofiq-Fanida adds: “Women Green Fellowship is a place to ignite ...

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