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Nordic countries pledge support for greener Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Four Nordic countries, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, have pledged their support for the efforts of Lagos State Government at transforming the mega city into a sustainable smart and green city. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State They made the pledge at the opening of a two-day Nordic-Nigeria Connect conference on smart and green city solutions for the mega ...

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21 unaccounted for after large landslide hits southern Norway

Norway Landslide

Twenty-one people remain unaccounted for after a large landslide hit the village of Ask in southern Norway, police said on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Scene of the landslide The 21 unaccounted for are all thought to be local residents, Roger Pettersen, head of the police operation, told reporters. “These could be people who are away visiting others, in the mountains. ...

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India, Poland, others suspend all flights to Britain due to new coronavirus strain

Boris Johnson

India, Poland, Norway, Finland and Denmark have suspended all direct flights from Britain with immediate effect, citing a quickly spreading variant of the coronavirus that was detected the country. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali All flights from Britain to India will be suspended, starting onTuesday, December 22, 2020 and lasting until December 31, says India. Flights from India to Britain will ...

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Norway contributes N420m to Nigeria One UN COVID-19 response

Borge-Brende

The Government of Norway is the latest contributor to the One United Nations COVID-19 response with a donation of  9.9 million Norwegian Kroner (N420 million) in support of the Nigerian government. Minister of Foreign Affairs for Norway, Børge Brende The UN made this known in a statement jointly issued by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Government of Nigeria ...

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Campaigners flay proposed Norway-backed Congo forest logging

Paris Agreement

The Norwegian government is said to be considering whether to finance industrial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 20 million hectares of virgin forest could be handed over to the timber industry. It is believed that Norway will commit some €16 million to the project. The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to ...

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Norway multi-faith summit explores avenue to curb deforestation

King Harald V of Norway

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist and Jewish leaders to join with indigenous forest guardians to express moral commitment and explore faith-based mobilisation to end deforestation For the first time, leaders from many of the world’s religions will meet in Oslo, Norway to discuss the spiritual and ethical responsibility they share to protect rainforests, one of the planet’s most vital life-support systems. ...

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Norway ratifies Minamata Convention

Oslo, Norway

The Government of Norway on Friday, May 12, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 44th future Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This is coming on the heels of Afghanistan’s deposition of its instrument of accession on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, thereby becoming the 43rd future Party to the Convention. Prior to that, Burkina Faso and Canada ...

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Norway scales up efforts to curb Somali drought

Borge-Brende

Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. “A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the country by NOK (Norwegian Krone) 64 million, in an effort ...

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Norway moves to ratify Paris Agreement

Climate and Environment of Norway

Norway on Monday, 20 June 2016 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations. At the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), held in Paris, France last December, the Parties adopted the Paris Climate Change Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Agreement was opened for signature ...

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Norway’s SWF drops 52 firms with ties to coal

Marthe Skaar

Norway’s $860 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) has unveiled the first list of miners and power producers to be excluded from its portfolio following a ban on coal investments. The 52 companies being barred include American Electric Power Co. Inc., China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd., Whitehaven Coal Ltd., Tata Power Co. and Peabody Energy Corp., according to a statement from ...

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