Protect landscapes to protect humanity

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic activity is eroding wild spaces, forests and other important ecosystems, bringing us closer to…

Gucci’s CEO on going green

Fashion is one of the most visible industries on our planet. What we wear marks who we are. The novelty has come with a price. Today, the fashion industry accounts for 10 per cent of the planet’s carbon emissions and is…

A fund for African Fashion

Roberta Annan, a Ghanaian businesswoman, launched the African Fashion Fund in 2011 to improve access to finance and infrastructure for artisans and creatives from across the continent. She insists that sustainability cannot be limited to only the materials used in…

COVID-19 speeds up digitalization of African agricultural sector

When it became harder in Kenya for plant and animal health specialists to meet physically with farmers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides embraced digital agriculture services. And when farmers found it difficult to buy agri-products like seeds and…

Consistent Low Oil Price Portends Gloomy Future For Nigeria’s Economy-Avuru

…Investments in the Oil and Gas Sector Dwindling …Pandemic Has Led to Global Economic Meltdown …Gas as an Enabler for Domestic Energy Security …Need for Increase in Non-Oil Sector  -By Felix Douglas   The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationist (NAPE),…

Balancing the economy while saving the planet

“A new research-based framework lets companies make informed decisions balancing economic and sustainability factors when producing biochemicals” If you make your bio-product 100% sustainable it may be way too expensive to produce. If you make it less environmentally friendly, you…

NNPC plans $10 crude production cost

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced plans to crash oil production cost to $10 per barrel. Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari stated this on Thursday during a virtual engagement with some editors. Kyari explained…

Africa Day: CSOs task African leaders on health, water, agriculture, other

By Gabriel Ewepu AS African Union, AU, formerly known as Organisation of African Unity, OAU, marked 57th Africa Day on May 25, 2020, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, Thursday, tasked African leaders on health, water, agriculture, innovative governance, discontinuation…

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will…

Downstream Deregulation, Win-Win For All Stakeholders – Operators

Key operators in the Nigerian downstream operation have said that the Federal Government’s decision to deregulate the downstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry was a welcome development, however, long overdue. Speaking during the Nigeria Petroleum Downstream Consultative…

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