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RIWAMA Warns Against Dumping Of Waste In Drainage

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Bro Felix Obuah has warned contractors, property builders and developers in the State against dumping of what he described as building wastes in the drainage channels. He observed that silting of Building Wastes in drai ...

Africa’s trade under a changing climate

Friday, September 26, 2014
The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people, claimed 257,000 lives and cost over $1 billion in damages. The recent Africa Adaptation Gap report by t ...

Global leaders advocate for a green growth economy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Copenhagen, October 9, 2012 Addressing representatives of government, industry and international organizations attending the annual Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) at the Moltkes Palace in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has in her opening remarks called on ...

USD 50B for Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Friday, June 22, 2012
Over five years of hard work and since the Sustainable Energy for All initiative's official launch in New York in 2011, Mr. Yumkella has globe trotted the world meeting with world leaders and their governments, international and civil societies as well as well as heads of multilateral development ba ...

UN CHIEF TO SOUND ALARM ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ON UPCOMING VISIT TO PACIFIC REGIO

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be a key focus. My visit has three main goals, Mr. Ban told Member States of the General Assembly today ...

CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION WILL PUT WORLD ON SAFER, MORE EQUITABLE PATH – BAN

Friday, August 26, 2011
25 August - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a clean energy revolution to help transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, safer, more equitable path. Countries that move quickly down a clean energy pathway will be the economic powerhouses of the 21st century, Mr. B ...

UN agency reports first signs of Antarctic ozone depletion this year

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Signs of ozone depletion are again appearing over the Antarctic, the United Nations reported today, adding that prevailing temperatures and polar stratospheric clouds indicate that the degree of ozone loss this year will most likely be about average in comparison to the past decade. However, the ...

Humanity's noisy impact on marine animals to be focus of UN-backed meeting

Thursday, August 18, 2011
With noisy human activity on the world's oceans possibly disrupting the well-being of marine creatures, perhaps reducing their ability to find food, seek out mates or avoid predators, the United Nations is hosting a meeting to launch a decade-long investigation into the problem. Many marine spe ...

UN-backed meeting seeks to clamp down on poaching of elephants, rhinos

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Faced with increased poaching and illegal trade in ivory and horns of elephants and rhinoceroses, 300 government and civil society experts worldwide are seeking to strengthen conservation with new financial mechanisms at a United Nations-backed meeting in Geneva this week. Innovative financial ...

Enhanced cooperation vital to protect forests from extreme weather – UN

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Several United Nations agencies and their partners are calling for greater cooperation to tackle the threat posed to the world's forests from extreme weather events and natural disasters. Extreme weather events that greatly impact the health of forests include cyclones, floods, landslides, torna ...

New regulations to reduce marine pollution in Antarctic enter into force – UN

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A ban on pollution from heavy grade fuel oils in the Antarctic region goes into effect today, the United Nations maritime agency reported. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that amendments to International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (MARPOL) detaili ...

Warning of climate change’s threat to global security, Ban urges concerted actio

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and adapt to it detrimental effects, with emerging economies shouldering their fair share of the responsibilit ...

Scientists open UN-supported conference on endangered species

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Scientists from around the world gathered in Geneva today for the opening of a meeting of the United Nations-backed international organization aimed at stopping trade in endangered species. This year's conference will focus on fish, and reptile leathers, according to the organizers, the Conventio ...
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