IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa

The Bank’s partnership with IRENA will support Africa’s energy transition and our goal to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa by 2030.” – Bank VP Kevin Kariuki “This agreement represents the type of coordinated…

FG GRANTS WATER USE LICENSES TO KANO STATE WATER BOARD

The Federal Government through the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) granted six (6) water use licenses to the Kano State Water Board for official extraction of water and to aide them in the expansion of the water wells…

U.N. agency removes cannabis from most dangerous drug category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. Experts say the decision has the potential to impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said…

Food habits must change to meet Paris Climate Agreement, Oxford-led study finds

By Yihang Fang According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still be unable to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals if the global food system…

Stakeholders call for localization of renewable energy policies and regulations

Participants at a workshop held in Delta State Nigeria have called for participatory efforts and enjoins government to make renewable energy policies more community friendly. According to these stakeholders, Renewable Energy Policies at the moment are mostly national. Therefore, making…

SPDC Battles Letugbene Community Over Land Dispute

The people of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State have shut down a drilling rig belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC), alleging the company’s failure to accord them recognition as the rightful owners of the land where Tunu…

Civil Society Organizations to collaborate with Presidency on National Data Project on SDGs

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President [OSSAP] on SDGs has declared its willingness to work with the Nigeria Civil Society Organizations Strategy Group on the SDGs (CSOSG-SDGs-Nigeria) for the development and implementation of a National Data…

Saudi Aramco profit drops 50% for first half of the year as pandemic batters oil price

KEY POINTS Saudi Aramco’s net income plunged to $23.2 billion in the first six months of the year, down by half from $46.9 billion over the same period in 2019. Saudi Arabia’s majority state-owned oil company and the world’s largest…

IMO May Crack Down on Ships Using LNG as Fuel

There are strong indications that International Maritime Organisation (IMO) may start cracking down on ships using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. According to a recent study by IMO LNG methane emissions from shipping transportation is more dangerous to health…

Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe

Letter to the European Council from Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala: Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Michel, Mayors in Europe and around the world have been on the frontline of…

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