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1m people in 1,300 cities, 150 countries celebrate SDGs at three

Sustainable Development Goals

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the 3rd anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, over a million people mobilised on the Global Day to Act for the SDGs in over 1,300 cities in 150  countries in actions led by over 1,200 SDG Action partners in a worldwide mass mobilisation for the Sustainable Development Goals to show world leaders that people and organisations everywhere ...

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Nigerians asked to give environment palatable treatment

Lagos State University

Some Environmentalists and stakeholders in the environment sector on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 advised Nigerians to join the fight in combating environmental degradation by giving the environment a palatable treatment. They spoke at a one-day conference organised by the Geography and Planning Students’ Association of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The title of the conference was: “Environmental Management and ...

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Zambia signs deal to establish regional SDGs office

Joseph Malanji

Zambia has signed an agreement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Centre for Africa for the establishment of a southern Africa regional office, a senior government official said on Monday, September 24, 2018. The deal was signed between Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, and SDG Centre for Africa Director-General, Belau Begashaw, in New York. The agreement will see the ...

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Group to mark third anniversary of SDGs with Abuja roadshow

Abuja

The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network will host a roadshow in Abuja on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to mark the third anniversary of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the global #Act4SDGs activities. Believed to be the country’s foremost youth-dominated SDGs coalition, the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, under the chairmanship of Semiye Michael, will bring individuals representing different organisations ...

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Group calls for increased action to curb ozone layer depletion

Victor Ikem

To mark th 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, a group of environmental advocates under the platform of Environmental Communication and Research Group (ECREG) has called on government and the citizenry to increase efforts towards the protection of the ozone layer, saying that such efforts will be presently beneficial to the earth, and helpful to future ...

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African CSOs urged to uphold innovation in environmental management

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

It is imperative for African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate for innovative solutions to overcome environmental challenges facing Africa, UN Environment regional director for Africa, Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, said on Sunday, September 16, 2018. “This continent has the capacity and the knowledge to innovatively overcome our environmental challenges. We need to move faster from the ‘business as usual’ approach ...

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Nigerian, Idowu, for NEPAD’s Environment Partnership Platform

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has picked Nigeria youth campaigner and digital media expert, Olumide Idowu, to manage Social Media and Communications during the upcoming 1st Africa Environment Partnership Platform Kenya holding from September 20 to 21, 2018. He will support the Social Media and Communications team of NEPAD. The coming into force of the Paris Agreement and ...

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Lego to ban plastic blocks by 2030

Lego blocks

Lego has announced plans to stop the production of plastic blocks by 2030. The Lego shapes will alternatively be made from plant-based materials in an attempt to reduce plastic waste. The Danish company is set to release their new eco-friendly line consisting of 25 various brick shapes that will resemble nature-inspired products. They will be made out of polyethylene, which ...

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UNIDO, Edo fine-tune policy to combat environmental challenges

Godwin-Obaseki

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) says it is collaborating with the Edo State Government to evolve a policy that will address the environmental challenges in the state. The National Programme Officer, UNIDO, Mr Reuben Bamidele, stated this at a one-day validation workshop for “Edo Environment Policy” in Benin City, the state capital, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Bamidele ...

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Kenya launches strategies to boost food security, curb malnutrition

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 unveiled strategies to boost food security and help curb rising cases of malnutrition. The documents named Kenya Food Composition Tables 2018 and Kenyan Food Recipes 2018 are produced by the ministries of health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and irrigation with technical and financial support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Sicily ...

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