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.…

Africa, Unexpectedly, Leading the World in Success Combating COVID-19

In the first days of the coronavirus pandemic, world health officials feared for how Africa would fare against another quick spreading virus– a premonition stemmed from the continent’s struggles with previous epidemics such as Ebola and the Marbung virus. With…

Omvits Helps Meet the World’s Increasing Demand for Omega-3 in a Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Way

Overfishing is damaging our planet, but Omvits is on a mission to protect it and support your health with clean, sustainable and ethical algae-based Omega-3 The planet needs help now more than ever. But Omvits, the British nutrition brand, is officially…

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…

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