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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…

Minister leads experts to proffer solutions to flooding in Nigeria

In 2019, 130,934 people were affected by floods, while 48,114 persons were displaced and 126 lost lives 102 high risk areas in 28 states and 275 moderate risk areas in NIHSA Annual flood outlook in 2020 so far, more than…

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela

Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting speech on Saturday. Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN…

Connecting communities and advancing gender equality in The Gambia

The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises as well as disease outbreaks have left the population more vulnerable.…

TAAT opens a new frontier for Wheat in Ethiopia

Recent high-level monitoring visits to TAAT programme sites in Ethiopia show that adoption of new wheat varieties, coupled with innovative production technologies and methods, substantially increases production and commercialisation, raises farmers’ incomes and creates job opportunities for women and youth.…

UN Climate Change Process Steps up Action on Deforestation

UN Climate Change News, 17 June 2020 – The number of countries providing information and data to the UN Climate Change secretariat on forest-related mitigation actions continues to rise. This increases transparency on global efforts to curb rising greenhouse gas…

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