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Stakeholders build capacity to access green funds for climate action projects

“We need to strengthen our capacity, increase institutional integrity and increase Gender participation to readily access funds for our climate action activities” This call was made made by Ms Titi Akosa on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the opening of…

Urban Tree Coalition steps up plans to host Covid19 Memorial Forest

To commemorate World Forestry Day To plant One Million Trees over two years A group of youth led stakeholders under the coordination of Urban Tree Revival Initiative (UTRI) are stepping up plans for a Covid-19 Memorial Forest Reserve Project in…

New UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to urgently solve planetary emergencies and secure humanity’s future

Meeting ramped-up climate and biodiversity targets, cutting deadly pollution and achieving SDGs needs an all-society push for sustainability Shifting world views and putting nature at the heart of decision-making is key to achieving transformative change COVID-19 recovery plans are an…

Kenya emerges as leader on plastic pollution: Invests in Policy and Enforcement

Kenya has invested heavily in both policies and law enforcement to win the fight against plastic pollution. The result of this investment is today boosting Kenya’s environmental stewardship in Africa and the world.  Juliette Biao, UNEP Regional Director for Africa…

Pfizer shot elicits fewer antibodies vs. South Africa strain

Pfizer and BioNTech said that there’s no real-world evidence that the South African variant can elude their shot Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine stimulated roughly two-thirds lower levels of neutralizing antibodies against the South African variant of the…

8 winners emerge at Environmental Enforcement Awards – Report from Unep

Bangkok, 17 February 2021 – Exceptional efforts on the frontlines to stop environmental crime, including the illegal trade in wildlife and in plastic waste, have been recognized by the United Nations, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization with the presentation of the 5th Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards. The Awards are given annually for achievement in combatting transboundary environmental crime.…

Environmental Protection warns: Very high air pollution in Negev

Due to meteorological conditions, the Environmental Protection Ministry warns of very high air pollution in the Negev due to high concentrations of respiratory particles in the air. The air pollution is associated with a deep depression over the eastern Mediterranean,…

NIGERIA HOSTS WEST AFRICA’S LARGEST SOLAR PV FARM …

Media Chat and Project Roadmap Presentation Scheduled For Lagos. B&S POWER HOLDING PTE, SUNNYFRED GLOBAL Facilitate 200MW Solar Photovoltaic Project in Ashama, Delta State B&S POWER HOLDING PTE, a Singapore based renewable energy corporation, and SUNNYFRED GLOBAL, a Nigerian investment entity, have…

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Moment in the sun: Writing a new chapter in South Africa’s renewable energy transition

Producing renewable energy components, such as wind towers, and gas engine components, as well as assembling solar modules can be done competitively in South Africa. But uncertainty and the big delay in Bid Window 5 means we are in effect…

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