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UK to invest billions of pounds in housing in England

Robert Jenrick

No fewer than 120,000 new affordable homes are to be built across England through a multi-billion-pound project to get more young people on the housing ladder, a British government department announced on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick The building drive, costing £8.6 billion (about $11.8 billion), formed part of the largest single investment in affordable housing ...

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UK donates another 592,880 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria

Covid-19 Vaccine

Nigeria on Thursday, August 26, 2021, received another 592,880 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine donated by the UK via the COVAX Facility. This brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses donated to Nigeria from the UK through COVAX to 1,292,640 doses in August alone. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen ...

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UK announces plans for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Kwasi Kwarteng

The UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy will unlock over £4 billion in investment and create thousands of jobs in the move to establish a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK by 2030. UK Business and Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng. Photo credit: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street The plan will drive forward the Prime Minister’s ambitious 10-Point Plan ...

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UK’s £500m oceans protection scheme to tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, others

George Eustice

Projects to tackle climate change and protect the world’s oceans have been given a major boost with the first £16.2 million of funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund announced today. British Environment Secretary, George Eustice The programmes, financed from the UK’s overseas aid budget, will increase marine protection, tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam ...

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UK calls for greater global ambition as UN finds world warming faster than previously estimated

Boris Johnson

The UK is calling for urgent global action in response to a UN report published on Monday, August 9, 2021, on the science of climate change, that says the planet has warmed more than previously estimated. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali This latest report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been ...

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UK competition sees companies turn waste into jet fuel

Grant Shapps

The UK Government has announced that eight companies have been shortlisted to receive a share of £15 million to develop first-of-a-kind production plants across the UK that will turn waste into jet fuel. UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps Announced as part of the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan, the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition will support these these companies as they pioneer new ...

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Nigeria seeks UK, others support to tackle environmental challenges

Nigeria’s REDD+ Strategy

The Federal Government on Monday, July 26, 2021 called on developed countries through their high commissions and embassies to support Nigeria in the implementation of  its environmental protection programmes. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (right), with the National Coordinator, Nigeria REDD+ Programme, Dr Moses Ama, during the launch of Nigeria’s REDD+ Strategy, in Abuja Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad ...

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UK bans combustion engine trucks by 2040 under Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Grant Shapps

The UK government has provided its most comprehensive plan yet for fully decarbonising transport by 2050 and plans to end sale of all combustion vehicles as part of drive to cut net CO2 emissions to zero. UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps The Department for Transport has launched its ambitious new Decarbonisation Plan for England, which outlines the steps needed in ...

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G7 powers fail to agree on date to stop burning coal

G7 leaders

The G7 wealthy democracies have failed to agree on a timeline to end their use of coal for electrical power, an EU official said on Sunday, June 13, 2021 – leaving them without a firm commitment on a key climate issue at their annual summit. G7 Leaders The U.K. hosts, backed by the EU, had pushed for a promise to ...

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COP26: Nigeria, 22 others endorse joint ministerial statement on forest protection

Nigeria REDD+

The COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue has taken a significant step in bringing together over 20 countries to commit to protecting the world’s forests and natural habitats from destruction. Nigeria has joined 22 other countries to endorse a joint statement committing them to working together to protect the world’s forest. Photo credit: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay/Oddar Meanchey Twenty-three ...

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