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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

Deforestation

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

Brett-Bryan

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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Palmer to Guterres: Mainstreaming biodiversity contributes to achievement of sustainable development

cristiana pasca palmer

Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a meeting held on Friday, April 7, 2017. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca Palmer, the former Romanian minister of Environment, Waters ...

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Earth Hour: Iconic structures go dark to support planet’s protection

Earth Hour

The United Nations on Saturday, March 25 2017 dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual “Earth Hour”, global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. In a video message, ...

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I’ll reposition sustainable development to achieve universal peace, says Amina Mohammed

Amina-Mohammed

Following an address to the 2017 ECOSOC Segment on Operational Activities for Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, in New York on Tuesday, February 28 2017 encountered with the press, where she shed some light on what is expected of her as an assistant to António Guterres, the Secretary-General Amina Mohammed: I am delighted to be here.  My first interaction ...

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Images: Green bonds investors conference

Amina Mohammed,

Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, was special guest at the daylong forum in Lagos on Thursday, February 23 2017 when stakeholders gathered to explore innovative financial instruments for environmental projects to address climate change. The “Green bonds capital market and investors conference”, held courtesy of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office (DMO), had ...

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