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Govt urged to provide potable water in Ogoniland

Douglas Fabeke

A non-governmental organisation, the Ogoni Liberation Initiative, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide potable water to Ogoniland. Douglas Fabeke, President of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative The President of the group, Dr. Douglas Fabeke, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after a town hall meeting with the stakeholders from the six kingdoms of Ogoniland in Bori, traditional ...

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Abidjan Convention commences COP13, lists achievements

Abidjan Convention

At the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Abidjan Convention on Monday, December 13, 2021, which coincides with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Convention, the organisation used the occasion to look back and take stock of activities carried out over the last four decades in favour of the marine and coastal resources ...

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UNEP announces all-female winners of 2021 Champions of Earth award

Mottley and Kalema-Zikusoka

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, announced all-female winners of the 2021 Champions of the Earth Award for their contributions to advancing the green agenda. Mia Mottley (right) and Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka The winners of the prestigious environment award include the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, and Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a Ugandan scientist. “This year’s champions are ...

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Italy, UNEP seek to empower rural communities through clean and sustainable energy

Italy and UNEP

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) Office in Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office for Africa jointly launched last week the project: “Transformation of Climate action through utilisation of a hybridised Clean and Sustainable Energy as a driver to climate-smart agriculture and agribusiness value chain”. Delegates at the ceremony to launch the project The ceremony was ...

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Plastic pollution to double by 2030 – UNEP

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water has continued to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday, October 21, 2021 by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com The report highlights dire consequences for health, the ...

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Govts’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

Inger Andersen

The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between governments’ planned production of coal, ...

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UNEP spotlights best alternatives to single-use plastic products

Plastic pollution

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report on single-use plastic products (SUPPs) and recommendations for alternatives, based on life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. UNEP defines SUPPs as “an umbrella term for different types of products that are typically used once before being thrown away or recycled,” including food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups, cutlery, and shopping bags. Volunteers with Greenpeace ...

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Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake – Study

Lake Turkana

For years it appeared as though Lake Turkana, which sits in an arid part of northern Kenya, was drying up. Lake Turkana, Kenya Its main river inflows had been muffled by dams and many feared water levels were poised to drop by two-thirds, causing the lake to cleave into two smaller bodies of water. It was, one report said, an African “Aral ...

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Report maps single-use plastic products across travel and tourism value chain

Plastic pollution

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a report on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, addressing the complex issue of single-use plastic products within travel and tourism. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com “Rethinking Single-Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism” was launched as ...

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Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade, says report

Inger Andersen

A Global Methane Assessment released on May 6, 2021 by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would be consistent with keeping the goal of ...

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