Thursday, 05 August, 2021

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Nigeria submits final report on Paris Climate agreement

August 1, 2021 Editor

Nigeria has submitted its final report on its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) 2021. Environment Minister, Mohammad Abubakar, said that the updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaced the interim NDC report that was submitted in May 2021. He Read more…

Climate change: African civil society commits to playing key role in adaption

July 21, 2021 Editor

The Civil Society and Community Engagement Division of the African Development Bank, in partnership with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC), organized a webinar on “Civil Read more…

UNEP West Asia launches the State of Food Waste Report

August 4, 2021 Editor

The UN Environment Program (UNEP) West Asia State of Food waste report has been launched. The report, conducted in 12 countries in the region, sets out a very comprehensive view of the current situation across the region, in which around Read more…

AfDB supports development of satellite observations for Africa

July 30, 2021 Editor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has affirmed its support for the development of satellite observations for African early warning systems. Consequently, it has ensured the continent has direct access to satellite data to produce forecasts and prediction models that are Read more…

Bids for inter-basin water transfer into Lake Chad commenced

August 4, 2021 Editor

Bids Bids for inter-basin water transfer into Lake Chad has commenced. It will involve evaluation and in-depth study on improving water flow into the Lake Chad region. Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, noted that the Lake Chad basin Read more…

Western Indian Ocean region declares 550,000 square kilometers

July 21, 2021 Editor

The Western Indian Ocean region has declared 143* marine and coastal areas as protected – an area covering 553,163 square kilometers, representing 7 percent of the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the region. The publication The Marine Protected Areas Read more…

Energy efficiency and innovative solutions: Call for applications for start-ups

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The Light On association is organizing an “Energy and Sustainable Development Fair” (SEDD for Innovation) competition. It is a competition dedicated to energy efficiency and innovative off-grid solutions led by young African entrepreneurs, whose goal is to improve the living Read more…

Global electricity demand: Rebound expected in 2022

July 16, 2021 Editor

After falling by around 1% in 2020, global electricity demand is set to grow by close to 5% in 2021 and by 4% in 2022.  The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced this in its 2021 Electricity market report. Asia is Read more…

EVs: Many Germans yet to embrace the concept

July 14, 2021 Editor

Despite several policy initiatives by the German government to promote the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) – including generous subsidies – a new poll shows that many residents are still not convinced to ditch combustion-engine automobiles. The Institute for Demoscopy Read more…

Experts warn Lagos authorities about building collapse

July 13, 2021 Editor

The authorities in Lagos, Nigeria, have been warned to enact proactive measures to avert building collapse across the state. This is moreso as the raining season goes into full swing. Yekeen Adeboye, President of the Society of Energy Administrators (SEA), Read more…