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SDGs: Governments urged to grow investment in renewable energy

Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

Governments at all levels have been told to increase investment in renewable energy and create an environment that will open doors for more local and foreign players in the renewable energy sector. This will make as many communities as possible have access to mini-grid and off-grid energy systems as well as clean and affordable cooking energy. This formed part of ...

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GEF to maintain GEF-6 funding level for SGP

GEF Plenary

Despite adopting the Seventh Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-7) in the amount of $4.1 billion at its recently held 54th meeting in Da Nang, Viet Nam, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council will maintain the GEF-6 funding level for its Small Grants Programme (SGP). The sum of $4.43 billion was earmarked to GEF-6. This decision was reached in ...

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Africa to advance momentum in SDGs implementation

Fatima Denton

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) stressed on Monday, June 25, 2018 Africa’s commitment to strengthen the momentum in the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ECA further stressed that the continent would speak with one voice during the upcoming High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held at the UN headquarters in July. ...

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Summit explores role of bamboo in achieving sustainable development


The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) opened on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, China, welcoming around 1,200 participants, including 500 from other countries. The three-day conference is expected to result in an outcome document on the role of bamboo and rattan in achieving sustainable development, especially with regard to the UN’s ...

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Bauchi foundation embarks on tree planting to protect ecosystem


A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Bauchi State, the Natural Resources Conservation Foundation (NRCF), says it will embark on aggressive tree planting to protect ecosystem in the state. Mr Ahmad Mai-Abba, the Chairman of the foundation, disclosed this on Saturday, June 23, 2018 while addressing newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital. He said the foundation has resolved to plant the ...

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Shell urges contractors to prioritise safety


Vice President of Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) and Gabon, Peter Costello, has charged contractors working for and with Shell Companies in Nigeria to prioritise safety and be relentless in discussing the challenges and dilemmas. He noted that Shell is poised to help improve safety performance throughout the energy industry. “Safety is our top priority. Everyone who works for us, or ...

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Nigeria to transform to major driver of global growth – Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria will transform to major driver of global growth with its pool of vibrant, energetic youths and government’s repositioning policies. The minister said this in a keynote address he delivered at the 2018 “Africa Together Conference” at the University of Cambridge in the UK on Saturday, June 16. A text of ...

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SDGs: Foundation recommends intersections between MDAs

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Executive Director, Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF), Dr Emem Omokaro, says intersections between ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. Omokaro made this recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Abuja. According to her, the SDGs agenda has a vision for ...

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Taraba urges residents to plant trees to protect environment


Executive Secretary, Taraba State Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), Mr Julius Butu, on Friday, June 8, 2018, urged the people of the state to embark on massive tree planting to protect the environment. Butu told newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital, that planting trees would help in preserving the environment for a conducive human and animal habitation. He noted that government was planning to lead ...

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Exploring improved knowledge network on sustainable land management in Africa


Soil degradation results in a loss of crop production as well as an increase in production costs. As a result, there is a direct link between climate change, soil degradation and food security, especially in many African and developing countries. Scientists strongly believe that the way forward is to invest heavily in more directed research to better understand how other ...

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