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Nigeria partners with Germany, UN to stop wildlife crime

Ghada Fathi Waly

To tackle wildlife and forestry crime, Nigeria, Germany and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) came together during a virtual session on the 2020 World Elephant Day to announce a new partnership aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s response to the trafficking of wildlife and forestry products. Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs ...

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German cabinet passes first ever gender equality strategy

Angela Merkel

Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 approved a strategy aimed at boosting efforts to achieve equality between men and women in all future legislation and government-funded programmes. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The agreement is the first time the German government has committed to a cross-departmental strategy for improving gender equality, a topic previously left to the Women’s Ministry. In ...

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Thousands of bikers protest against German noise reduction initiative

At least 19,000 bikers rallied in German cities on Saturday, July 4, 2020 to protest a motorcycle noise reduction initiative from the upper house of parliament, with the turnout far exceeding organisers’ expectations. German bikers protesting Some 8,000 bikers drove through the southern city of Stuttgart, causing significant disruption to traffic, the Police said. In Munich, where permission to hold ...

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German lawmakers pass bill to phase out coal by 2038

Svenja Schulze

German lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday, July 3, 2020 passed a bill allowing the phasing out of coal in the country by the year 2038. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze This, they said, also included billions of euros in aid for the regions affected by the overhaul. Germany heavily relies on coal, which accounts for around ...

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German prosecutors investigate hospital where virus outbreak occurred

Angela Merkel

German prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a hospital near Berlin that suffered from a severe coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The prosecutor’s office in the city of Potsdam said that the top doctors and then-executive leadership of the Ernst von Bergmann hospital were being investigated for negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm. The hospital ...

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Coronavirus outbreak at German church service leaves 112 persons infected

Angela Merkel

An outbreak linked to a church in Frankfurt has so far led to 112 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, as numerous other chains of infection are being investigated, a local official said on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor According to Rene Gottschalk, head of the German city’s local health authority, another 150 people are being assessed ...

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G20 Summit: Reactions trail world leaders’ commitment to tackle climate change

G20

The Climate Action Network (CAN) has welcomed the G20 summit’s commitment to strengthen climate action. This, according to CAN, is the first time a G20 Summit has produced a detailed Climate and Energy Action Plan outlining a progressive to-do list to jointly tackle climate change. All countries, save one, recognise that this is about protecting people’s health, safeguarding ecosystems, promoting ...

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Bonn talks made limited impact – LDC group

Gebru Jember Endalew

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany came to a conclusion on Thursday, May 18, 2017 with Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, Gebru Jember Endalew, saying that even though delegates made some amount of progress, things could however have turned out better. He said: “The LDCs are pleased that some valuable progress was made during ...

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Bonn climate talks: LDC group to push for ambitious action

Gebru Jember Endalew

Another round of the United Nations climate change negotiations commences on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Observers have underlined the need for the 10-day international conference to advance substantive progress on the rules and processes that will fully operationalise the Paris Agreement. The session marks the half-way point to the finalisation of this process by 2018. Chair of ...

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Bonn meeting to advance guidelines for Paris Agreement’s full implementation

World Conference Centre Bonn

In a next round of UN climate change negotiations, nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement now and over the decades to come. Issues under discussion range from ensuring transparency on the reporting of climate action ...

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