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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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S. Africa dedicated to low-carbon economy in Africa, says minister

Nomvula Mokonyane

The South African government will advance the agenda of inclusive growth, a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy not only in the country but also on the African continent, an official said on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, said this when she announced the government’s plan to host the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference, ...

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Nigerian businesses continue to invest in sustainable practices

Generator Pollution

With a variety of environmental problems plaguing Nigeria, along with the rest of the world, consumers and executives alike are looking to multinational companies in search of direction regarding sustainable business practices. Following reports that air pollution in Nigeria causes more deaths than both malaria and AIDS combined, companies are beginning to understand the importance of engaging in sustainable business practices in ...

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Nigerians tasked to use Green Bonds to bridge infrastructure gap

Mary Uduk

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 said the nation’s huge infrastructure gap could be addressed with investments in sustainable finance initiatives such as Green Bonds. Ms Mary Uduk, the SEC Acting Director-General, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the sidelines of the Green Bond issuance rules ...

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Nigeria set to issue second Green Bond

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government says arrangements have been completed for the issuance of its second Green Bonds in December to facilitate the funding of climate change projects in the country. Alhaji Ibrahim Jubril, the Minister of State for Environment disclosed this in a statement by Alhaji Saghir Mohammed, the Director of Press on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Abuja. The minister, ...

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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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