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Environmentalists canvass enforcement of ecosystem laws

Tunji Bello

Some environmentalists on Friday, May 29, 2020 called on Federal and State Governments to enforce the environmental laws to sustain the ecosystem. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources The environmental stakeholders made the call during a zoom programme on the sidelines of the World Biodiversity Day celebration in Lagos. The programme, organised by the Lagos ...

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Government restates commitment to sustainability as proponents take stock of REDD+ readiness venture


The Federal Ministry of Environment on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Lafia, Nasarawa State, restated its commitment to ensuring environmental sustainability, even as it expressed concern over the growing rate of deforestation in the country. Permanent Secretary in Ministry, Dr Shehu Ahmed, who made the disclosure in a goodwill message at the Mid-Term Review (MTR) workshop for the Forest Carbon ...

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Espinosa: Climate action and a sustainable world

Patricia Espinosa

In a recently published policy editorial, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, foresees a sustainable future for humanity, albeit via strategies bordering the threesome: Paris Climate Change Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction There is only one possible future for humanity and that is a sustainable one. ...

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UPS meets cleaner-miles-target ahead of schedule

UPS Propane Powered Package Car

United Parcel Service (UPS), an international package delivery firm, on Monday in Atlanta, Georgia announced that it has achieved its goal of driving one billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” According to the company, it’s commitment to sustainability is ...

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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

Hajia Salamatu Garba

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced the implementation of a programme aimed at promoting the sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems as a means to address food insecurity. Titled “Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa”, the project involves states in the nation’s North East, North West ...

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Report explores ways to achieve sustainability, protect Colombian Amazon

Colombian Amazon

Secure territorial rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge must be central to post-conflict initiatives to save the Colombian Amazon and achieve sustainable development, says a study A new report “Deforestation and Indigenous Peoples Rights in the Colombian Amazon” co-published by social justice and environmental NGO DEDISE and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) underlines the critical role of secure land and ...

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Government reviews MDGs execution, to prioritise SDGs

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has stated that the Federal Government is reviewing Nigeria’s implementation of the just concluded Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a bid to ensure a proper, accelerated and efficient implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Princess Orelope-Adefulire, who stated this recently in Abuja at a ...

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Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award


A collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry won the prestigious 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability on Wednesday, November 5 in Stockholm, Sweden. Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) is a joint initiative between Stockholm International Water Institute, Sida, Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex, their Indian suppliers and sub-suppliers. SWAR was honoured ...

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Shell: Implementing UNEP report requires long-term sustainability

Shell Pix

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture has said that ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge of tackling the environmental contamination within Ogoniland – in the context of the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed on Friday in Lagos at a Media Roundtable that, as ...

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WED 2015: CEGDEC tutors kids on eco-friendly lifestyles


Conservative Environmental Growth and Development Centre (CEGDEC) commemorated World Environment Day 2015 on Wednesday, June 3 with the pupils of Oke-Afa Junior and Senior Comprehensive College, Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos. The yearly event, an initiative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 1972, was held to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. The environmental ...

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