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Germany’s Commerzbank says sustainability is ‘urgent goal’

Manfred Knof

Germany’s Commerzbank says it is stepping up the pace of its climate and environmental protection policies. Manfred Knof, Chief Executive Officer of Commerzbank “As Commerzbank, it is our common and most urgent goal to channel capital into the sustainable transformation of the economy,’’ Manfred Knof, chief executive of the Frankfurt-based group, said on Friday, September 17, 2021. “We are expressly ...

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Nigeria needs data to understand climate challenges, says Minister

Clement Agba

The Federal Government has said that the country needs data to understand climate challenges in the context of sustainable national development. Mr. Clement Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Mr Clem Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, stated this in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the ...

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Remain on path of sustainable development, Makinde tasks new commissioners

Seyi Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday, August 6, 2021 sworn in seven new commissioners, charging them to remain on the path of sustainable development in the state. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State The seven commissioners were reappointed from the list of 17 former commissioners sacked by the governor on June 28. The reappointed commissioners include Mr Akinola Ojo, Ministry ...

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Chevron expresses commitment to ecosystem restoration

Rick Kennedy

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it is committed to ecosystem restoration through its environmental management policy and practices that supports environmental stewardship and sustainable development. Mr Rick Kennedy, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited CNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in commemoration of the World Environment Day marked ...

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Africa Day: Continent essential for sustainable development, poverty reduction – Guterres

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says Africa is essential for sustainable development, poverty and building peace globally. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres said this on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 while marking the Africa Day, observed to commemorate the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity. He said: “Africa’s rich, diverse cultural and natural heritage is important for sustainable development, poverty ...

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World Biodiversity Day: BIODEV2030 to integrate biodiversity into development

Pauline Teillac-Deschamps

The theme for the 2021 Biodiversity Day is “We are part of the solution”. Observed on Saturday, May 22, it builds on the momentum generated last year by the theme “Our solutions are in nature”, which reminded us how biodiversity is the answer to many of the challenges of sustainable development. Pauline Teillac-Deschamps, BIODEV2030 Coordinator The trend of species decreasing ...

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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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