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Climate defenders call for halt in issuance of coal mining licences in Nigeria

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Climate defenders in Nigeria on Thursday, August 26, 2021 called for a stop to the issuance of coal mining licenses, in light of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that underscored the need for urgent climate action. The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly commenced moves to revive mining activities in Enugu coal mines, which have been inactive ...

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Govt urged to stop issuing coal mining licenses

Global Day of Climate Action

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s Environment sector on Friday, September 25, 2020 called on the Federal Government to stop further issuance of coal mining licenses to mining companies. L-R: Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), David Michael; Jiata Ekele Ugwah of the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet); and Programme Officer, CSDevNet, Pius Oko Mr. David Michael, ...

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Investigation raises fresh concern over coal mining, deforestation imbalance in India

Shri Narendra Modi

A new investigation by CSE/Down To Earth magazine has raised questions about the rationale behind the Indian government’s recent move to auction more coal blocks. On June 18, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that 41 new coal blocks would be opened for auction to the private sector. The logic behind the decision, as offered by the government, was that ...

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Group decries ‘illegal’, environmentally unfriendly coal mining by Dangote, others

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A study commissioned by the international movement, 350.org, has shown that coal mining in Kogi and Gombe states of Nigeria has led to extensive environmental degradation including the contamination of air, water and soil which continue to negatively affect the health of local communities. Coal mining The coal miners fingered in the study are Dangote Cement, ETA Zuma’s Zuma 828 ...

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