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Cross River to partner EU-Wildlife Conservation Society on forests management

Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union Wildlife Conservation Society (EU-WCS) on forests management and conservation. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State The State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, made this known when the EU team visited her on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Calabar, the state ...

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EU vows to attract investment in hydrogen energy

Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes

The Council of the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 defined the attraction of international investments in hydrogen energy as a priority. Portuguese Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes This is a consensus that was built during a virtual meeting with representatives of the member states promoted by the Portuguese presidency of the EU. ...

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EU executive to probe German cash scheme for phased-out coal plants

Margrethe Vestager

The European Union’s executive arm suspects that planned German state payouts to two companies whose coal plants were to be shuttered early may breach EU state aid rules, it announced on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. European Commission Vice President, Margrethe Vestager Germany wants to phase out the use of lignite, a particularly polluting type of coal, to generate electricity by ...

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EU scheme to rescue mangrove forests in Ghana, eight other West Africa countries

Ghana Mangrove

Just as tropical forests help to maintain ecological balance and support livelihoods in the hinterlands, so mangrove forests fulfil critical functions in coastal areas. Mangrove harvested for fuel wood being transported to a market in one of Ghana’s coastal communities Mangroves are found in 10 of the 17 West African countries and play a vital role in the region’s coastal ...

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European Union restricts export of plastic waste

Unsorted plastic waste

The European Union has commenced the application of stricter regulations for the export of plastic waste from its territory. It took effect from January 1, 2021. Unsorted plastic waste Henceforth, unsorted or soiled plastic mixtures that cannot simply be recycled will no longer be allowed to be traded internationally. With this type of waste, there is a particularly high risk that ...

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EU to fund conservation project in Mauritius

Pravind Jugnauth

The Mauritian Government on Friday, December 18, 2020 announced that a financial agreement will be signed shortly between the European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security for the part financing of the “Mauritius Ridge to Reef Project” to a tune of €4 million. Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth. Photo credit: Nicholas Larche/AFP/Getty Images In a communiqué, ...

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EU ministers agree on position on climate neutrality goal

EU Environment Council Meeting

For the first time, the European Union will enshrine in law the legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. EU Environment Council Meeting At the Environment Council in Brussels on Thursday, December 17, 2020, chaired by German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the EU environment ministers agreed on a joint position on the European Climate Law, which sets the ...

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Tony Elumelu Foundation, European Union to empower 2,500 African women

Joyce Awojoodu

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), a philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021. Joyce Awojoodu, a beneficiary of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme The partnership will disburse €20 million in financial and technical support for women-owned businesses, across all 54 ...

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Nations display mixed fortunes in new Climate Performance Index

Jan Burck

The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021 published on Monday, December 7, 2020 paints a mixed picture of progress by the European Union (EU) on climate action. While the Scandinavian EU countries, Portugal and the EU as a whole rank high on the index with relatively good indicators, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic stand out as outliers on climate progress ...

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EU climate service records hottest November

Carlo Buontempo

The globe has experienced the hottest November on record, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said in a report on Monday, December 7, 2020. Carlo Buontempo After analysing surface and air temperatures, the service managed by the European Commission found that November 2020 was 0.8 degree Celcius warmer than the average for 1981-2010, 0.1 degree Celcius above the previous ...

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