Wasting food fuels climate change, new UN report warns
More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to a new UN research, released recently, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.
Govts should enforce standards for greener trade area
A greener African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can be achieved if governments on the continent adopt proactive environment-friendly policies and enforce environmental standards, a trade economist has advised.
Again, pollution in the Niger Delta
Apprehension being generated in parts of Delta State over recent oil spill indicates lack of sufficient government presence and representation of people in the area.
FG inaugurates HYPREP council, Ogoni trust fund trustees
The Federal Government has inaugurated the second Governing Council of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) and Board of Trustees of Ogoni Trust Fund in Abuja.
Nigeria’s electric vehicle target faces infrastructural constraints
Although Nigeria may have recorded a milestone in unveiling the first locally-assembled electric car, the innovation may be stalled by infrastructural constraints.
UNEP urges increase in climate change adaptation
As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new United Nations Environment Programme
Nations failing to fund climate adaptation: UN
The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations. Adaptation -- reducing the fallout among communities and increasing their capacity to deal with climate-related disasters such as floods and drought --…
Building-related emissions hit record high globally
Emissions from the operation of buildings hit their highest-ever level in 2019, moving the sector further away from fulfilling its huge potential to slow climate change and contribute significantly to the goals of the Paris agreement.....
UN, others fear for debt crisis, food insecurity in Africa
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and relevant stakeholders have expressed concern regarding the COVID-19 impact on Africa, warning that debt crisis and food insecurity could worsen due to the pandemic.
Unforgetable injustice against Ken Saro-Wiwa
Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Twenty-five years ago, this November, my brother, Ken Saro-Wiwa, was executed for his work to rescue our Ogoni land in Nigeria from further destruction at the hands of Royal Dutch Shell. Not a day goes…