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PAVE joins UN marine litter study process

Mr Anthony Akpan

President of the Lagos-based Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE), Anthony Akpan, at the instance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently attended a three-day meeting of the Advisory Group for the UNEA-2 Marine Litter Study, of which he is a member representing the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) in the Netherlands. The meeting was held from 8 ...

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UNEP promotes adaptive management strategy for Sargassum seaweed

seaweed

Large deposits of Sargassum seaweed on coastal sites may seem drastic to several West African countries but converting this environmental challenge into economic gain is just one element of a three-point strategy experts are considering to win on both counts. According to Wikipedia, Sargassum is a genus of brown macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate ...

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Report says migratory waterbird populations in global decline

Migratory birds

Latest status review however shows that concentrated conservation actions can turn the tide Waterbird populations across the African-Eurasian flyway are on a downward trend, with declining populations outstripping growing ones by almost 50 per cent, shows the latest conservation status report compiled for the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) – an inter-governmental treaty administered by the ...

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Achieving 2 degree objective reliant on renewed spirit – UNEP

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Existing policies and strong engagement by nations submitting their contributions ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action to limit global temperature rise to 2°C by 2100, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. The Emissions Gap Report is an authoritative ...

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UNEP: Aligning global finance with sustainable development

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A new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report released at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Annual Meetings holding in Lima, Peru shows how to harness the assets of the world’s financial system for sustainability. The key findings are that: A ‘quiet revolution’ is underway as financial policymakers and regulators take steps to integrate sustainable development considerations into financial systems to ...

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UNEP forum devises strategy to curb chemicals’ risks

Olga Speranskaya, Co-chair of IPEN

An International Conference on Chemicals Management has agreed on a plan that could prevent the annual deaths of more than one million people exposed to toxic chemicals. More than 800 participants, including ministers, industry and civil society leaders, have agreed on a strategy to reduce risks from chemicals at a weeklong United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) conference. Chemicals are an ...

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UNEP: Environmental degradation, ill-health, others typify Ivory Coast’s 11-year crisis

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Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has received a United Nations report detailing decades of environmental destruction in the country, especially during 11 years of civil war and political turmoil. The presentation was made to Mr President in Abidjan, the capital city, on Friday. Ouattara’s government came to power in 2011 and asked the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a post-crisis ...

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Ogoniland clean-up: Buhari commended, advised on implementation terms

Muhammadu-Buhari

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the Federal Government for approving a $10 million take-off grant for the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland and reconstituting the Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), saying both moves indicated the current administration is on the right path in tackling ...

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Reactions trail UNEP Emissions Gap Report release

The recent release of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Fifth Emissions Gap Report is attracting a growing number of voices, including those of the 900 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working together in Climate Action Network (CAN), which are calling for governments to scale up climate action to achieve a phase out of carbon pollution to zero by mid-century. Similarly, Executive Secretary ...

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Ogoni women: How oil exploration, pollution threaten our existence

Women of Ogoniland in the Nigerian Niger Delta region have lamented how they are, after decades of oil exploration by Shell in their community, suffering extensive land degradation and deprivation. They lamented recently at a gathering in Bori-Ogoni, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, that the venture has greatly impoverished the people with heavy pollution of their land and ...

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