Monday, 21 June, 2021

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African business experts trained in climate finance action strategy, management

June 13, 2021 Editor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) have trained African business experts in climate finance action strategy, and management. The training aimed to equip participants, particularly those from the financial and private sectors, Read more…

G7 finance ministers agree to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss

June 6, 2021 Editor

Finance ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations have unanimously agreed to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. They also promised to ensure a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive global recovery that builds back better and greener from Read more…

Norwegian activists seek judicial intervention to stop Arctic drilling

June 16, 2021 Editor

Activists from Norway want the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to halt drilling in the Arctic region. The group consists of Nature and Youth, Greenpeace, and six young climate activists. The Scandinavian kingdom awarded 10 new production licences for oil and gas in the Barents Sea Read more…

Oil firms tasked with driving Nigeria’s onshore pollution cleaning

June 6, 2021 Editor

Oil firms in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region have been urged to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Nnimmo Bassey, an environmentalist made the call in Yenegoa, at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience Read more…

Drought: Madagascar receives 800 tons of food supply

June 7, 2021 Editor

The African Island nation of Madagascar has suffered its worst drought in decades. It has left over 1.5 million Madagascans hungry and in need. This is double the figure at the same time last year and the crisis is mounting. Read more…

Nigeria promises to tackle desertification, deforestation, land degradation

June 6, 2021 Editor

Nigeria has promised to tackle environmental degradation and biodiversity loss resulting from deforestation, desertification, land and ecosystem degradation. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, restated government’ s commitment to dealing with the problems, during the 2021 World Environment Day celebration in Read more…

From 2026, U.S energy storage market will add 33GWh annually

June 13, 2021 Editor

The United States’ energy storage market is expected to add 33GWh annually from 2026. British financial firm Wood Mackenzie says the MWh growth will accelerate faster than MW growth as average discharge durations increase over time due to greater focus Read more…

BP acquires 9GW from 7X energy

June 6, 2021 Editor

British Petroleum (BP) has reached an agreement today to purchase 9GW of solar development projects in the US from independent US solar developer 7X Energy. The acquisition represents a significant step towards bp’s target of growing its net developed renewable Read more…

Report on impact of plastic pollution on travel, tourism launched

June 16, 2021 Editor

A new report showing the impact of plastic pollution on travel and tourism has been launched. Authored by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is titled: RETHINKING SINGLE USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS Read more…

Six activists receive Goldman environmental award

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Six environmental activists from six continents have been honoured with the Goldman Environmental Prize for their vigorous campaign to protect the global environment. The awardees include: Gloria Majiga-Kamoto (Malawi), Thai Van Nguyen (Vietnam), Maida Bilal (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kimiko Hirata (Japan), Read more…