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EU promises to support Nigeria’s efforts at ensuring environmental stability

EU Climate Change

The European Union delegation in Nigeria has promised to support the country in tackling climate change in an effort to ensure environmental stability and achieve its objectives by the year 2030. Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr Peter Tarfa, welcoming participants at the opening of the three-day Inception Phase Workshop of the Nigeria Climate Change Response ...

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Remdesivir emerges first Covid-19 drug to receive EU’s green light

The first drug to treat severe cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the EU on Friday, July 3, 2020 was given the green light, with the European Commission approving remdesivir. Remdesivir The EU’s Health Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, said the union would leave no stone unturned in its efforts to secure efficient treatments or vaccine against the coronavirus. “It is the first ...

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Amid pandemic, Europe advised to curb smog, greenhouse gases emissions

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To date, the Covid-19 pandemic death toll in Europe stands at 195,549. The European Union thus continues to be the most afflicted area in the world and surpasses the United States of America, with 126,8390 dead, and Brazil, with 55,054 dead. Just the four worst afflicted EU countries – the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and France – have for the ...

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UN, EU present Covid-19 protective equipment to Correctional Service

UNODC National Correctional Service

As part of ongoing effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the various correctional centres in Nigeria, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with UNAIDS and EU on Thursday, May 7, 2020 delivered basic protective and preventive equipment and supplies, including gloves, face masks, sanitisers, dispensers as well as infrared thermometres to the Nigerian ...

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Renewables assuming greater role in the EU energy mix, says report

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Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the European Union (EU), further reducing the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Monday, April 3, 2017. This trend, it is gathered, is driving down greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation, buildings’ ...

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EU agrees reform on carbon trading scheme

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EU environment ministers on Tuesday, February 28 2017 reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020. Tuesday’s agreement comes after almost two years of discussions in the Council, led since the start of this year by the Maltese presidency, and serves as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament. Welcoming ...

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European steel makers seek to stay afloat amid climate, energy agenda

The European steel industry is worried that a continental climate policy will engender regulatory carbon dioxide (CO2) costs that may undermine the sector’s wellbeing. The greenhouse gas (GHG) of most relevance to the world steel industry is CO2. On average, 1.8 tonnes of CO2 are emitted for every tonne of steel produced. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 ...

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