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Clean Air Day: Addressing Lagos, London pollution – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Mr Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission in Abuja, speaking at the LAPESA webinar to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, explores partnerships for air pollution between Lagos and London in the light of the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 Sean ...

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Waste management: British envoy pledges support to free-cycling initiative

Catriona Laing

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has pledged her support to the HoBeei Free-cycling Initiative, to ensure proper waste management and reduce environmental degradation. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing Laing made this known in Abuja during a Free-cycling awareness Initiative, as the British High Commissioner and Staff donated their pre-owned items via the HoBeei platform to the ...

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UK facility described as critical in energy transition, COP26 preparation alliance

Prof Chidi Onyia with COP26 President

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has said that the UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) remains critical to the UK-Nigeria collaboration in the Energy Transition Council, not only in preparing for COP26 but also for initiatives beyond this event. UKNIAF MD, Prof. Chidi Onyia (right), meets with the COP26 President, Alok Sharma, in Abuja Llewellyn-Jones made the submission when ...

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GPE Summit: $5bn investment required to expand global education

Girl child

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has called on world leaders to show commitment in helping to raise the $5 billion projected to support educational systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live. The campaign also aims at raising the profile of girls’ education A breakdown contained in a press statement issued ...

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UK donates vessel to enhance Nigeria’s capability to fight crime

RHIB Handover

The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, working in association with the UK Border Force, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), has donated a Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones (left); US Consul General, Claire Pierangelo; and NDLEA Chairman, General Mohammad Buba ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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COP26: UK targeting natural solutions to combat climate change – Laing

Catriona Laing

Amplifying the achievements of local champions and the impact of their activities on sustainable living are some of the issues that will dominate discussions during the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Glasgow in November. In an interview conducted with Etta Michael Bisong in Abuja ...

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Pre-COP26 forum explores how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience

Nature-based Solutions Dialogue

The relevance of nature-based solutions for building resilience to climate change were examined from varying perspectives at a two-day virtual forum from February 18 to 19, 2021. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, speaking at the event Over 100 participants from Federal and State Governments, civil society groups and international development partners participated in the dialogue on: “Nigeria for ...

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Youth Day: British High Commission hosts engagement for climate action

Catriona Laing

August 12 was declared International Youth Day (IYD) by the United Nations in 1999 to serve as an annual celebration of young people’s voices, actions and initiatives, as well as draw lessons on how young people across the globe and their participation in political, economic and social processes could be significantly enhanced. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing Theme ...

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