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Banks, investors back sustainable finance under UNEP initiative

Michel Sapin

Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totaling $6.6 trillion in assets, on Monday, 30 January 2017 in Paris, France launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first-of-its-kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable. “The Principles are a timely initiative from the finance sector. They demonstrate the willingness of financial institutions to go beyond current ...

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Mercury Convention COP to debut in September

Erik Solheim

The First Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury will take place in the week of 25 September 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has disclosed. The disclosure is coming even as Costa Rica last week became the 36th Future Party to the Minamata Convention. On 19 January 2017, the Government of Costa ...

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When UNEP’s Erik Solheim visited Côte d’Ivoire

Erik Solheim

“I’ve seen Côte d’Ivoire rapidly develop in the last five years. I want to see it continue to build and improve its economy long into the future. For it to do so, economic development must not come at the expense of the environment,” says Solheim, who during the two-day visit discussed lagoon clean-up, air pollution, wildlife protection, and marine erosion ...

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Africa, Asia, Latin America face health risk from water pollution

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Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned last week. The worrying rise in the pollution of surface waters in Asia, Africa and Latin America also threatens to damage vital sources of food and harm the continents’ economies, ...

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Abuja, Calabar validation forums set stage for fresh REDD+ phase

Governor Ben Ayade

Two separate validation workshops held recently within two weeks in Abuja, the federal capital city, and Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State, have set the stage for a somewhat vital next-phase for the UN-REDD Programme in Nigeria. While the Abuja forum entailed a national authentication of the draft REDD+ document, the Calabar workshop focused essentially on state-related issues, ...

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Communication: REDD+ programme urged to utilise online media

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Nigeria’s UN-REDD Programme has been urged to make better use of online publications as well as social media platforms in order to effectively communicate and increase awareness on its activities. This call formed part of the outcomes of a three-day “Capacity building workshop of selected and strategic media professionals on REDD+” that held recently in Calabar, Cross River State. Specifically, ...

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Ogoni clean-up Council, BoT members unveiled

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former commissioner in Lagos State, Wale Edun, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ogoni clean-up project. The 12-member BoT was inaugurated last Thursday by Mr. President, alongside a 13-member Governing Council for the clean-up. Mr. Edun was Commissioner for Finance in Lagos when the leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola ...

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Government inaugurates Governing Council, BoT for Ogoniland clean-up

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To ensure full implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian federal capital city, inaugurated the Governing Council and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Trust Fund for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Buhari, while speaking at a brief ceremony in the Presidential Villa, noted that ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Activists ask government to declare state of emergency

Iniruo Willis

Despite the announcement of the supposed take-off of the Ogoniland clean-up exercise and a $10 million take-off grant in 2015, the institutional framework is still not in place to give hope to the Ogoni people that anything tangibe will come out of the process. This was the submission of Dr Godwin Ojo, executive director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of ...

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UNEP optimistic over Ogoniland clean-up

Erik Solheim

A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations On the fifth anniversary of the launch of UN Environment’s Ogoniland Assessment, the UN expressed optimism over recent developments towards an environmental clean-up. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) boss Erik Solheim said, “I am impressed by ...

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