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Alleged environmental degradation: ECOWAS court fixes Oct. 27 for $37bn damages suit

Gas flaring

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has fixed Oct. 27, 2020 to hear a $37 billion suit in damages filed by 11 persons representing the oil producing communities. Gas flaring In a statement on Tuesday, October 6, the court said that the plaintiffs sought compensation for the alleged environmental degradation, pollution and health hazards caused by natural gas flared through oil ...

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ECOWAS Regional Consultation urges protection of Africa’s ‘irreplaceable’ biodiversity


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework held recently has said that threatened biodiversity from the West and Central Africa regions that form an irreplaceable part of humanity’s natural heritage must be protected for generations to come. According to Dr Mohammed Abubakar, deforestation across the West African ...

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West African nations to adopt new satellite technology to mitigate flood


Nigeria and other West African nations are set to adopt a new system of utilising satellite technology in better predicting environmental patterns to help mitigate flood. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State The adoption follows an initiative by African Union (AU) leaders and the European Union in the training of key stakeholders in the application of the technology. The training, which ...

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Nigeria, ECOWAS host regional biodiversity consultation

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS-CEDEAO) will host the first ECOWAS Regional Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for two days from Monday, August 10, 2020 through a webinar. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ...

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Five countries responsible for 80% of COVID-19 cases in West Africa

Prof Stanley Okolo

Five countries have been identified as responsible for over 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in West Africa, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) said. Prof Stanley Okolo, Director General, West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Addressing Members of ECOWAS Parliament during the Second Extra Ordinary Session which is holding via video conference, WAHO,however said that the case fatality rate ...

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Hydraulic infrastructure development guideline adopted


The guideline on hydraulic infrastructure development in West Africa was adopted recently during the 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers held in Monrovia, Liberia. The guideline enters into force across all ECOWAS member countries. The States are expected to domesticate it into their legislation, albeit within three years in principle. The adoption is the outcome of a regional dialogue on ...

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$1bn Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS unveiled

Energiya Global-ECOWAS-solar

Energiya Global, an Israeli solar developer, will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia. “In honour of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ...

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ECOWAS partners ICEED on cookstoves testing, standards

Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki

In collaboration with the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE) is training scientists and representatives of the clean cooking energy industry in West Africa on testing and standards. The training programme, holding at the ICEED Clean Energy Training Centre in Afikpo on June 5 – 9, 2017, brings ...

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WASCAL, ECOWAS in bid to mitigate climate change effects


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) have renewed their commitment to combat climate change and mitigate its impacts in the region by implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both organisations. Marcel de Souza, the ECOWAS president, who was represented by Tchambakou Ayassor, ...

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ECOWAS suspends meetings over Ebola

The ECOWAS Commission has suspended all meetings involving member states of the commission due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in some West African countries. The Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, Toga McIntosh, announced this at a briefing organised by the Nigerian Government for the diplomatic corps on Ebola outbreak in Abuja on Thursday. McIntosh said the management of the ...

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