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…

Polluted N’Delta Communities Can Sue In English Courts, UK S’Court Rules

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has ruled that oil-polluted Niger Delta communities can sue Shell subsidiaries in Nigeria in English courts. The decision is a victory for the communities after a five-year battle, and overturns a Court of Appeal ruling.…

Preserving the environment: The SIFCA group reaffirms its commitment to “Zero deforestation”

Utrecht, 12th February 2021 – The SIFCA group and Satelligence have signed a partnership agreement, supported by Proparco’s technical assistance program, for satellite monitoring of plantations of said group. More specifically, for the group, a major player in the agro-industry…

Fishermen report oil spill at Chevron’s facility in Bayelsa coastline

Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Yenagoa, the state capital. The fishermen, who operate on shallow waters near the ocean,…

Oil spillage: ERA knocks NOSDRA, Bayelsa Government over tepid response

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), and the Bayelsa State Government have come under attack for allegedly failing to act over an oil spill that occurred in Akassa, Brass Local Government Area of the state. The Environmental…

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.…

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…

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