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Air pollution: Don seeks strengthened emission control laws, testing

Cars Pollution

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, has urged the federal and state governments to strengthen all existing emission control laws to check air pollution. Cars cause a lot of air pollution Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), gave the advice in an interview in Enugu on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He said ...

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World leaders to meet on curbing emissions, solving energy poverty

Antonio Guterres

Faced with the rapidly accelerating impacts of climate change and urgent need to reduce carbon emissions from the energy sector – while ensuring that all people have access to electricity and clean energy – the UN is bringing together Heads of State and Government as well as leaders from business, foundations and other organisations on September 24, 2021, to mobilise ...

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G20 loath to commit in climate meeting tussle over carbon wording

G20 Ministers

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 rich nations have yet to agree on commitments to cut carbon emissions, two sources said, after a night of negotiations by diplomats at their two-day gathering in Naples. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is greeted by Italy’s Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani at the start of the G20 Environment, ...

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UK bans combustion engine trucks by 2040 under Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Grant Shapps

The UK government has provided its most comprehensive plan yet for fully decarbonising transport by 2050 and plans to end sale of all combustion vehicles as part of drive to cut net CO2 emissions to zero. UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps The Department for Transport has launched its ambitious new Decarbonisation Plan for England, which outlines the steps needed in ...

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UNILAG test-runs zero emission vehicle


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is test-running its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) it initiated  in 2018. The UNILAG ZEV The institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Academics and Research), Prof. Oluwole Familoni, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Lagos. According to him, the production is an invaluable addition to the university’s efforts at preventing release of toxic emissions to ...

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TotalEnergies says investments in Nigeria’ll tend more towards renewables

Patrick Pouyanné

TotalEnergies says its investments in Nigeria will tend more towards renewable sources of energy as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Mrs Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, Executive General Manager, Total Country Services, made the disclosure on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at a virtual news ...

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Race To zero: Non-state actors commit to halving emissions by 2030

patricia espinosa

Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC According to the UN Climate Change, these actors from over 92 countries recognise the value and the imperative of racing to a zero-carbon economy to build a healthier, safer, cleaner, more resilient ...

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Argentina commits to emissions reduction from nitric acid production

Matías Kulfas

At a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021 with German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, Argentine Minister for Productive Development Matías Kulfas signed the Statement of Undertaking of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG). Argentine Minister for Productive Development, Matías Kulfas Argentina is the seventh country to commit to permanently making major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from national ...

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Biden, at climate summit, pledges to halve U.S. emissions by 2030

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, April 22, 2021 pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade compared to 2005 levels. U.S. President Joe Biden at the Leaders’ Climate Summit The promise came at an online summit Biden convened with 40 world leaders aimed at getting major economies to set more ambitious carbon-slashing goals. ...

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UK announces new ambitious climate change target

Climate Ambition Summit

The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: Freddi Mitchell / No 10 Downing Street In line with the recommendation from the independent Climate Change Committee, this sixth Carbon Budget limits the volume of greenhouse gases ...

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