Monday 23rd September 2019
Monday, 23rd of September 2019
Home / Sustainable Devpt (page 40)

Sustainable Devpt

Naoko Ishii reappointed head of Global Environment Facility

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

Ms. Naoko Ishii was on Thursday in Washington DC appointed for a second four-year term as the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The decision to reappoint Ms. Ishii, a Japanese national, was taken by the GEF’s 32-member Council, representing all of the GEFs 183 member countries. “This decision followed careful consultations among all GEF constituencies,” said Madam ...

Read More »

Follow The Money to promote rural community accountability with Omidyar Network grant

Hamzat Lawal

Follow The Money, a non-profit initiative of Connected Development (CODE), has been awarded a one-year grant of $100,000 (NGN19,894,994) by Omidyar Network to finance the cost of projects in local communities such as stakeholders meetings, focus group discussions, travel support, and visualisation. Founded in 2012 by Hamzat Lawal and Oludotun Babayemi, Follow The Money uses traditional offline engagement methods and ...

Read More »

‘Consider ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation’

Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins can be the basis for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies as they can deliver benefits that will, according to the outcomes of a recent technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, increase the resilience of people to the impacts of climate change. The key ...

Read More »

New Chinese dam threatens India

Zam Hydropower Station

On 13 October, China switched on the $1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, set at the highest altitude among all hydel power plants in the world. And that should worry India. The river that the Zam plant is built on is known as Yarlung Zangbo in China; in India it is called Siang and is among the main tributaries of the ...

Read More »

Rainforests hold key to taming El Niño destruction


Healthy forests protect our climate and moderate our weather. As the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño builds in the weeks ahead of Paris talks, it is a timely warning that deforestation is partly to blame for its impacts Indonesia is smouldering and Godzilla is to blame. But even though this is reality, not a monster movie, there is still a hero: the tropical ...

Read More »

Group flays poor environmental practices in Niger Delta community

PIGD advocacy visit photo

Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has drawn the attention of government and that of development partners to the urgent need to help address the deteriorating condition in Azubie Okujagu, a small coastline community in Rivers State, Niger Delta region, which is currently undergoing various challenges that are attributed to poor industrial and environmental practices. Established ...

Read More »

UNEP: Aligning global finance with sustainable development

Steiner warnt vor Klimaverhandlungen im

A new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report released at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Annual Meetings holding in Lima, Peru shows how to harness the assets of the world’s financial system for sustainability. The key findings are that: A ‘quiet revolution’ is underway as financial policymakers and regulators take steps to integrate sustainable development considerations into financial systems to ...

Read More »

Land grab escalates as agricultural resources dwindle

Gary Gardner

As global agricultural resources shrink or shift, countries are crossing borders to obtain new farmlands Since 2000, more than 36 million hectares – an area about the size of Japan – has been purchased or leased by foreign entities, mostly for agricultural use. Today, nearly 15 million hectares more is under negotiation. “Farmland is lost or degraded on every continent, while ‘land ...

Read More »

NESREA seals NIGALEX for violating environmental laws


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Monday sealed the Lagos-based Nigerian Aluminium Extrusions Limited (NIGALEX) for violation of environmental laws. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NIGALEX, established in 1973 at Oshodi, Lagos, has a workforce that has since been contributing immensely to Nigeria’s economic and industrial growth. The company has relevant modern cutting-edge technology and ...

Read More »

SDGs will only succeed if successful in Africa


September 2015 saw the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This has been a long journey for many. To highlight the challenges and opportunities facing Africa, the Africa Progress Panel (APP) has just released a publication titled, “Global Goals, African Realities: Building a Sustainable Future for ALL“. These new international targets to improve people’s lives and protect life on the ...

Read More »