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COVID-19: Nigeria imposes fresh measures aimed at flights from Brazil, India,Turkey

Boss Mustapha

The massive resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil, Turkey and India has prompted the Nigerian Government to impose fresh measures aimed at preventing further importation of the coronavirus into the country. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ...

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Brazil emerges 130th country to ratify Nagoya Protocol

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil, which is considered the most biodiverse country in the world, on March 4, 2021 ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, becoming the 130th Party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to do so. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil “Brazil is a global leader ...

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India’s coronavirus infections overtake Brazil as some rail services resume

Shri Narendra Modi

India displaced Brazil, on Monday, September 7, 2020 to take second place after the United States in terms of coronavirus infections, with 90,082 new cases whose numbers are expected to grow. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India This is as some cities re-opened underground train services shuttered for months. With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by ...

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Fires on the rise in Brazil’s Amazon despite ban

Amazon forest fires

In spite of a ban, the number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon region continues to rise, according to official figures released Saturday, August 1, 2020. Amazon Forest on fire In the nine Brazilian states bordering the Amazon basin, the number of fires rose by more than 20 per cent in July compared to the same month last year, data released ...

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Jair Bolsonaro

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil “It came back positive,” a mask wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters at lunchtime on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 outside his official residence. “There’s no reason for fear. That’s life,” the president added. “Life goes on. I thank ...

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Brazil’s Sao Paulo state records more COVID-19 deaths than China

Jair Bolsonaro

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has overtaken China when it comes to the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil According to data released by Brazil’s health ministry on Saturday, May 16, 2020, there have been 4,688 coronavirus-related deaths in the country’s most populous state, which is home to more than 40 million people. ...

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Brazil authors’ meeting to launch work on IPCC special report

Hoesung Lee

Authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C will meet from Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil, for the First Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report. The meeting, involving 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries, initiates work on the Special Report, which ...

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BASIC countries commit to sign Paris Agreement

India

The BASIC countries, a bloc of four newly industrialised nations comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have committed to signing the Paris climate change agreement on 22 April in New York. The bloc, formed by an agreement on 28 November 2009, made the submission on Thursday (7 April 2016) at a Joint Statement issued at the close of the two-day ...

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Brazilian opposition to fracking spreads

Nicole Figueiredo de Oliveira

The Federal Court in Brazil has declared the prohibition to use the hydraulic fracturing technology (fracking) to extract fossil fuels in the state of Alagoas. Following Piauí, Sao Paulo, Acre and Paraná, Alagoas thus became the fifth Brazilian state to prohibit fracking in its territory. This sentence is the result of the efforts of the Coalizão Não Fracking Brasil (No-Fracking Brazil Coalition) ...

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GEF commits $113m to protect Amazon, boost climate action

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council in Washington DC on Wednesday October 21, 2015 approved what it has described as “a first-of-its-kind multi-million-dollar” project to help protect over 80 percent of the Amazon and boost efforts to combat climate change. The GEF will commit $113 million for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme, a regional programme spanning Brazil, Colombia and Peru ...

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