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Mai Youssef: Sustainability, it’s in the details

Mai Youssef

Adapting to new working practices presents an incredible opportunity to assess and adjust our approach to sustainability. Changes don’t have to be extreme; they can include a range of small but effective actions such as embracing recycling and reusable materials, switching to more eco-friendly modes of manufacturing and reviewing transport or packaging best practice. Small wins across a wide range of ...

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UNECA, AU, others to partner on sustainable development in Africa

Vera Songwe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said that it will partner with the African Union (AU) and other bodies to ensure sustainable development on the continent. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA Mrs Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary, UNECA, said this while presenting the report on the commission’s activities at its ongoing 53rd Conference of Ministers in Addis ...

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Nigerian metal work now more sustainable

Metal work

Nigeria’s iron and steel industry is experiencing an awakening, and the new steel plant in Kaduna State said to be worth $1 billion signals better days for the nation. Metal work. Photo credit: Chetan Menaria In the ‘80s, the Nigerian metal industry was expected to produce 1.3 million tonnes of steel per annum for its first phase, but the steel ...

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Private sector key to realising sustainability agenda in Africa – UN

Amina Mohammed

African governments should leverage capital, technology, and manpower from industry to hasten realisation of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, said on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Muhammed She said this during a virtual summit to discuss the role of business in the attainment of key ...

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Zambia launches programme for sustainable use of natural resources

Edgar Lungu

Zambia on Thursday, November 5, 2020 launched three technical reports aimed at promoting sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources were mainstreamed in development planning. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The programme, a World Bank-led Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), was formed to enhance sustainable utilisation of natural resources for development, planning ...

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Boosting engineering infrastructure for sustainable development

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

When the 150-member Committee on National Engineering Infrastructure, set up in 1991 by the Federal Government, recommended the establishment of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), they were aware that engineering is the engine room of economic development. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology The membership of the committee comprised scientists, engineers, administrators, federal and state ...

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World Environment Day: Environmentalist clamours programmes to curb biodiversity loss


The International community has been called upon to continue to push through, programmes that will address the issue of biodiversity loss and design relevant responses that are sustainable and with a focus on the direct and indirect drivers of change. Loss of biodiversity: deforestation. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk Mary Sewuese Kuma-Shima, Founder/Executive Director, Angel Support Foundation, who made the submission on ...

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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species, habitats

Scott Vaughan

Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the “Standards and Biodiversity” report released recently by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land surface and is responsible for 70 per cent of projected losses ...

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Africa forum to boost climate action for sustainable development

Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond will meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) scheduled to hold from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2017, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between ...

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Australia: Meeting sustainability targets comes with trade-offs – Study


The world’s countries will face tough choices if they want to achieve several different targets for sustainability, such as reducing their fossil fuel footprints and conserving water, at once. That is the conclusion of a new study that explored the different options that Australia has for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of 17 goals that almost ...

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