“We Need Immediate Action On Air Pollution to Stop 7 Million Premature Deaths Yearly” – Scientistss

Countries across the world must urgently adopt emissions controls and air monitoring systems for the worst pollutants, if they are to grapple with the growing problem of air pollution causing millions of deaths each year, five national academies have said. The Academies of Sciences and Medicine from South Africa, Brazil, Germany, and the United States […]

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Environment and The Law of Balance By Stephen Lampe

In an essay entitled “Great Summits, Modest Agreements and Insignificant Actions”, I noted the poor record with respect to concrete achievements of international and regional summits, such as the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002 and the Earth Summit (known formally as the United Nations Conference on Environment and […]

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Catastrophe Looms Due to Unprecedented Global Decline of Nature – NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called on the Federal Government and all Nigerians to rise up and tackle environmental challenges headlong to avoid the nation running into catastrophe. According to a statement by the Director General, NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released a statement […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE: New Zealand to Spend $485m to Plant 1 Billion Trees

New Zealand is getting closer to finalizing a plan to plant 1 billion trees, according to Stuff. The government allocated an additional $240 million to the project, bringing its total budget to $485 million over the next three years. If approved, the program would play a key role in the country’s efforts to mitigate climate change, […]

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Gas Faring Prohibition Act: ERA/FoEN Commends Senate, Demands IOCs Pay Actual Value of Flared Gas

Ban on gas flaring commendable, long overdue, says ERA/FoEN The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Gas Flaring in Nigeria sponsored by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial district. The Bill, which passed second hearing in […]

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CSOs to FG: Don’t Resume Oil Exploration in Ogoniland. It’s Insensitive, Threat to Peace

  “The action of the government at this time gives the impression that it only flagged off the Ogoni Clean up through HYPREP in order to purchase the goodwill to resume oil extraction in the area. How else does one explain the fact that a site supposedly being cleaned up will resume full oil extraction […]

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POLLUTION: Disaster Looms in Africa, Others as 250 Scientists Predict Millions of Deaths

A report, produced by 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries released on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Environment Assembly at Nairobi in Kenya has predicted millions of premature deaths by mid-century if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures Flagging the deadly impact of air and water pollution […]

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Why Africa Must Be Wary of Big Polluters in Africa Climate Week by Sriram Madhusoodanan and Philip Jakpor

You would never invite the arsonist who set fire to your house to put it out by adding more kerosene. So why are Big Polluters (that, for decades, have derailed progress to address the climate crisis) and their dangerous distractions such as market mechanisms poised to be front and center during the upcoming Africa Climate […]

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Niger Delta Clean-up: Stakeholders Demand HYPREP Removal From TSA, Professionalism, Community Participation

    COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP ON THE CLEAN-UP OF THE NIGER DELTA HELD AT CORINTHIA VILLA HOTEL, ABUJA, JANUARY 24, 2019 PREAMBLE A One-Day High Level Advocacy Workshop on the Clean-up of Niger Delta was organized by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) with support from Cordaid. The workshop […]

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Leaders from Frontline Communities Challenge Shell at UN Climate Talks

KATOWICE — Today, communities directly impacted by Shell’s abusive practices spoke out as fossil-fuel trade association IETA hosted representatives from the Big Polluter for an event at the U.N Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 24th conference of the parties (#COP24). The side event happened just days after a Shell executive bragged about the corporation’s influence […]

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