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Bolivia urged to free former envoys, halt dam projects

Pablo Solón and Rafael Archondo

The Government of Bolivia comes under international pressure to drop charges against Pablo Solón and Rafael Archondo, and stop the El Bala and Chepete dams More than 70 organisations and 700 people from over 50 countries have called on the Bolivian government to drop what is widely believed to be false charges against its former UN representatives, Pablo Solón and ...

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IUCN supports global treaty to recognise fundamental environmental rights

Ban Ki-moon

A preliminary draft of a “Global Pact for the Environment” – which aims to serve as a basis for a new UN treaty to define fundamental environmental rights – was recently launched at a high-level event in Paris, with the backing of French President Emmanuel Macron, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng. The Pact synthesises fundamental ...

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UPS commits to more alternative vehicles, fuel, renewable power by 2025

UPS Propane Powered Package Car

UPS has announced aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals, available in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, support UPS’s commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations 12 percent by 2025, a goal developed using a ...

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UN urges accelerated efforts to achieve SDGs

António Guterres

If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres. “Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking,” stated Mr. Guterres. “This report shows ...

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Ogun steps up measures to stem flooding


In the wake of the recent predictions by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) that enlisted Ogun among the states to experience above-normal rainfall this year, the state government has put in place necessary measures to stem impending flood disaster. Director, Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Sakirulah Adebakin, through the Head of the ...

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GCF broadens global reach with Conservation International agreement

Howard Bamsey

The Green Climate Fund has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement with Conservation International, broadening the Fund’s global reach to support climate action. Conservation International, an international non-profit organisation and GCF Accredited Entity, is helping to protect nature and encourage sustainable development in over 30 countries across six continents. Accreditation Master Agreements are critical as they deepen ties between GCF and ...

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ACCGhana2017: Africa seeks to translate waste management desires to action

Alexander Akhigbe

The aim of the recently held African Clean Up Conference was to march up with action the desires of the convener of the conference, African Clean Up Initiative, for Africans to begin to take responsibility in solving their environmental challenges in both indigenous and creative ways. Held from Friday, July 8 to Saturday, July 9 2017, the forum was the ...

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Standard to measure progress toward SDGs, climate targets launched

Marion Verles

Gold Standard on Monday, July 10, 2017 launched Gold Standard for the Global Goals, a new standard to quantify, certify and maximise the contributions of climate and development interventions toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The standard is set to help those who fund life-changing climate and development projects around the world – ...

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Guterres outlines steps to strengthen UN’s development framework

António Guterres

Stating that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the “boldest agenda for humanity” and requires equally bold changes in the United Nations development system, Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 outlined steps to better place the organisation to deliver tangible results in the lives of the people it serves. “We need to change in order to secure the promise of sustainable ...

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Edo’s stance on Okomu revocation order lauded

Philip Shaibu

The Edo State Chapter of the Stakeholder Coalition for the Protection of the Environment has commended the State Government for reiterating it’s determination to stop Okomu Oil Palm Company from undermining the rights of community people through alleged land grab activities. The Coalition is a network of civil society and other groups involved in environmental justice struggles. The coalition’s praise ...

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