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Conservationist wants COVID-19 campaign included in wildlife consumption awareness

FMEnv Retreat

The Conservator-General,  National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, on Friday, June 5, 2020 said campaign on COVID-19 prevention should include awareness on the likely origin of the virus from consumption of wildlife. The Conservator-General, National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni Goni said this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr Yakubu Zull, in Abuja, to mark the 2020 ...

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Kenya bans single-use plastic in parks, public spaces

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s ban on single-use plastic in protected areas, such as beaches, forests and national parks, came into effect on Friday, June 5, 2020 to coincide with World Environment Day. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta “The ban underlines the government’s commitment in addressing the plastic pollution menace,” Najib Balala, secretary for tourism and wildlife, said in a statement. Kenya banned single-use ...

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Lagos calls for preservation, restoration of biodiversity

Tunji Bello

The Lagos State Government on Friday, June 5, 2020 called for stimulation of action to conserve biological diversity towards preserving and protecting the earth. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, made the call at a Zoom Conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day with the ...

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UN launches new climate initiative on World Environment Day

Pope Francis

The UN’s climate secretary has launched a new initiative in the fight against climate change, coinciding with World Environment Day on Friday, June 5, 2020. Pope Francis has added his voice to the global calls for environmental protection Under the motto “Race to Zero,” the campaign’s goal is to cease emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide by ...

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Diri calls for joint action for cleaner environment

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has called for joint action from governors of the Niger-Delta states in the struggle for a cleaner environment. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Diri made the call on Friday during an online global conference to mark the 2020 World Environment Day, with the theme: ‘The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Flora ...

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World Environment Day: Experts harp on standard training centres for renewable energy

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

Renewable energy experts have identified the dearth of standard training service centers and high cost of training as hindrances to growth in the Nigerian renewable energy industry.  Renewable energy: Solar panels Mr Happiness Osimahon, a sales solutions engineer, and Mr Dewale Adewole, an engineer and project manager at Nexgen Energy and Allied Services, made this known in separate interviews with the ...

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World Environment Day: CSE unveils eight-point charter for blue skies, clean lungs

New Delhi pollution

During the pandemic-induced lockdown period, PM 2.5 levels across six major Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru – dropped a phenomenal 45-88 per cent. The drop in Delhi-NCR was of about 66-79 per cent. New Delhi is ranked as among the most polluted cities in the world However, with the nation opening up in lockdown 4, ...

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World Environment Day: COVID-19 fallouts reinforce need to save environment, says CAPPA

Akinbode Oluwafemi

As Nigeria joins the global community in marking the 2020 World Environment Day on Friday, June 5, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the federal government to learn from the positive fallouts of the COVID-19 global shutdowns and save the nations environment through concrete steps aimed at transiting from fossil fuels. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director, ...

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World Environment Day: Cities, regions, businesses launch ‘Race to Zero’ campaign

Nigel Topping

To mark the 2020 World Environment Day, an alliance of investors, activists, cities and corporates is gathering virtually on Friday, June 5 for the launch of Race to Zero, the global campaign to mobilise leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery which creates well-paying jobs, unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth and prevents future threats. Nigel Topping, UN High ...

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World Environment Day: HOMEF demands collective efforts to protect biodiversity

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a not-for-profit based in Benin City, Nigeria, has called for urgent and collective effort to protect and preserve biodiversity. The ecological think tank explains the importance of biodiversity, the threats to it and how it must be preserved, in a set of videos which have been released to mark the 2020 World Environment Day. ...

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