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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Leaders Address Key Global Crises at UN Virtual Summit

UN Climate Change News, 16 June 2020 – At the 20th UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, which took place on the 15th and 16th of June, thousands of leaders from government, civil society and the United Nations discussed how business…

Climate Action – Highlights of June Momentum for Climate Change

A series of virtual events took place 1 to 10 June to maintain momentum in the UN Climate Change process and showcase progress in climate action despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, dubbed the “June Momentum,” led to active exchanges…

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