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Report describes plastic pollution an environmental injustice to vulnerable communities

Akobi Crescent

Plastic pollution disproportionately affects marginalised communities and communities living in close proximity to plastic production and waste sites, constituting an environmental injustice, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and environmental justice non-governmental organisation, Azul. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria The report, titled: “Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution”, calls for the recognition ...

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NEMA to map out ‘vulnerable communities’ in response to NiMet predictions

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is to map out vulnerable communities in response to the 2021 Seasonal Climate Predictions. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Director-General of the agency, rtd. AVM Muhammadu  Muhammed, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 during a two-day Experts’ Technical Workshop on “Disaster Risk Management” in Abuja. Muhammed said that the decision to map ...

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Lessons for climate action from Covid-19 responses to the vulnerable

Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has been on the frontline globally in the last few months. The attention it has received surpassed that given to the steadily unfolding climate crisis. The pandemic’s emergency status has not faulted – an envy to climate activists’ whose repeated calls for “climate action now” have been gainsaid by denialists and skeptics. Coronavirus With high hopes that ...

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Oxfam: Delays in cutting emissions will cost developing nations dearly

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International

Developing countries’ economies face being crushed under the double burden of climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion and more than twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved, Oxfam warned on Wednesday. In a new report released for COP21: Game-changers in the Paris climate deal, Oxfam sets out seven ...

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