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UN to decorate Wapichan community for defending land, forests


The Wapichan people in Guyana, South America, have received the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in recognition of their prolonged efforts to legally secure their ancestral lands and conserve extensive rainforests and diverse wildlife habitats in the South Rupununi. In common with many indigenous peoples across South America, Wapichan communities are vulnerable to land grabs and marginalisation ...

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Nigeria to explore gas potential for sustainable development – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is taking appropriate steps to turn its abundant gas resources into veritable catalyst for development as the nation’s gas potential might be in excess of 600 trillion cubic feet. The President said this at the 3rd summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Iran on Monday. Buhari said the country was taking the ...

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Bassey: Nowhere to run from Nigeria’s environmental crisis


The crisis has gone further than just climate change, we are confronted with an unrelenting environmental change, says activist and architect Nnimmo Bassey at the premiere of the documentary film ‘Nowhere to Run – Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis’ in Abuja Nowhere to Run – Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis is a 52-minute documentary that shows in very clear terms that climate change is ...

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Export trade in forest risk commodities destroying rainforests

Andrew Mitchell

The Global Canopy Programme’s ‘Forest 500’, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free global economy, on Wednesday launched its annual results. It revealed that while the corporate sector improved marginally overall, many laggards are yet to make public sustainability commitments. Commercial agriculture drives at least two ...

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Mrs. Buhari’s call on monthly stipend reinforces ERA/FoEN’s NaBIS


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, for supporting the call that the All Progressives Congress (APC) fulfill its electioneering campaign promise of a monthly N5,000 stipend for 25 million unemployed Nigerian youths,  saying her position reinforces ERA/FoEN demand for a National Basic Income Scheme (NaBIS). ERA/FoEN launched the NaBIS ...

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Shell’s Andoni GMoU Cluster empowers 80 Niger Delta women


Eighty women have graduated from a skills acquisition programme of the Andoni Cluster Development Board (CDB) under the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) JV’s Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) for the development of communities in the Niger Delta. The 80 youths earned National Board of Technical Education approved certificates at the end of a three-month intensive training programme ...

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Engaging local communities for an enabling environment

Nnimmo Bassey

In this treatise he presented recently in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) explores the dynamics of engaging the skills, knowledge and expertise of local communities, in the light of an enabling environment  Introduction: Our environment, our heritage Our health and well-being is dependent on the health of our ecosystem. To the average ...

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Egba Summit asks govt to resume Lagos-Ibadan road repair


The Egba Economic Summit, a socio-economic group in Ogun State, has called on the Federal Government to resume the on-going reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and prevent it from deteriorating further. The Lagos-Ibadan road is being redeveloped at a cost of N167 billion. The Lagos-Sagamu stretch of the road is being redeveloped by Julius Berger while the Sagamu-Ibadan axis is ...

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Stakeholders address ways to implement global biodiversity plan

Some 600 delegates from around the world will gather together in Montreal, Canada, this week starting from this morning to examine the effectiveness of measures taken by Governments to implement the global biodiversity agenda and mainstream biodiversity into sustainable development through implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Discussions will focus on policy coherence and the monitoring of progress in achieving ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: How pollution has stolen our mothers

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the recent workshop (in Bori, Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria) on “Building Community Resilience towards the Implementation of the UNEP Report” says that women must be fully involved in monitoring the process and be watchdogs over the environment, especially the clean-up of Ogoniland A Garden of Hope was planted at the ...

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