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Trade union, CSOs, academia make input in Climate Change Bill

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In an effort to protect Nigerians from suffering unnecessarily from the effects of climate change, the Trade Union, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the academia have reviewed and mad an input into the draft Climate Change Framework Bill. The draft bill was initiated by the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change. The review of the draft bill, which held in ...

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African CSOs hold pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville

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Ahead of the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for 12th to 16th of June 2017 in Gabon, an Africa-wide civil society workshop on the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and Agenda 2063 began on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Libreville. Organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in collaboration ...

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World No Tobacco Day: CSOs highlight tobacco threats


A cross-section of civil society and public health groups have urged the Nigerian government to ensure regulations for implementation of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act are put in place to save the nation from tobacco deaths. The groups – Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), National Tobacco Control Research Group (NTCRG) ...

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CSOs in Ghana want illegal mining tackled beyond the ordinary


Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) have commended the on-going media advocacy on illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” for succeeding in establishing the evils of the practice, particularly as it relates to destruction of water bodies and in stopping the practice for now. But they are of the view that the issue of illegal mining goes beyond shaming and isolating ...

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Bonn talks: CSOs want progress on climate pact implementation


Representatives from Climate Action Network, a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations working to fight climate change in 120 countries, have called on governments to use the ongoing climate talks in Bonn to pick up from where they left off last year in Marrakech in advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Sven Harmeling, Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator at ...

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CSOs flay delay in regulations for implementing Tobacco Act

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Representatives of civil society groups that converged on Abuja on Thursday, May 4, 2017 have demanded expedited process in the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, Gatefield, National Tobacco Control Research Group and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) were among groups that urged the Ministry ...

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African CSOs to Europe: Don’t hijack our renewable energy

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Almost 200 African civil society organisations on Thursday, April 6, 2017 condemn what they perceive as European manipulation and compromising of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a transformative, Africa-owned and Africa-led inclusive effort to accelerate and scale up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. Tensions appear to have erupted over the actions of France and the ...

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Otodo Gbame: We’re shocked by Lagos govt’s excuse for demolition – CSOs


A coalition of civil society operatives has frowned at reasons given by the Lagos State Government for demolishing Otodo Gbame, an ancestral fishing settlement in Lekki, on Friday, March 17, 2017 despite a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts. The groups said in a joint statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, ...

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African civil society flays bid to ‘hijack’ renewable energy initiative


The African civil society has expressed reservations regarding what it terms efforts by the European Union and France to takeover the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a supposed African-owned and African-led initiative that was endorsed by all 55 African Heads of State to scale up renewable energy on the energy-starved continent. The AREI was launched by the African governments with ...

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Campaigners want Lagos to make new environment law public


Civil society and grassroots stakeholders in Lagos have demanded that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode make public the new environment law which, they said, he signed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The groups insisted that the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries of the Lagos State Government two weeks after it was signed has fuelled suspicion that its provisions are ...

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