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Lawmakers should throw a lifeline to Africa’s smokers

Tobacco smoking

While global smoking rates decline, the figures for Africa are some of the highest in the world. Tobacco smoking Cigarette consumption on the continent rose by 52 percent between 1980 and 2016, from 164 billion cigarettes to 250 billion. Lesotho’s smoking rates soared from 15% of its population in 2004 to 54% in 2015. Tunisians are estimated to smoke 4.4 ...

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NATO lawmakers warn on water shortages, climate change risks

Osman Askin Bak

Ahead of the G7 meeting hoding May 26 to 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy, lawmakers from nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are warning that climate change will lead to conflict and mass migration in the Middle East and North Africa, and are pressing governments to stick to their commitments under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, notably pledges ...

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How lawmakers can drive carbon emission reduction process

Sam Onuigbo

For Nigeria to fulfill its commitment to the reduce carbon emissions by 30%, there are urgent needs for legislations and budgetary planning for infrastructure development that can be facilitated by the nation’s lawmakers. This was the focal point of discussion at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop series which was organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment’s Department for Climate ...

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Why lawmakers are vital to climate diplomacy, by UNDP


If Nigeria is to harness the opportunities that the new global climate regime presents, the legislature must be equipped with the requisite knowledge to make laws that will facilitate successful implementation, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said. Dr Beyai, who made the submission last Tuesday (27 July, 2016) during the “Roundtable on Pursuing ...

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