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Global Climate Change Week 2019

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities, including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities, in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policymakers on climate change action and solutions. Held annually in October, GCCW provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring […]

Group Plants 600 Red Mangrove Trees In Bakassi, Distributes 300 Energy Efficient Stoves

Green Planet Initiative International (GPII), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has planted six hundred (600) red mangrove trees in Edik Idem, Esuk Okon and Akwa Esuk Iyamba (UNREDD+ Pilot Communities) in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. The three communities have over the years been exposed to unprecedented environmental challenges which includes; deforestation […]

Makinde approves four environmental tribunals

Oyo state governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde has approved the establishment of four environmental tribunals for the enforcement of the state environmental laws. The state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Kehinde Ayoola said the tribunals would soon be inaugurated by the governor, saying ‘this, we believe, will strengthen the enforcement of the laws and change […]

Filth: Kaduna begins environmental campaign

The Kaduna state Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) says its carrying out weekly sensitisation campaign to ensure free flow of water in various communities across the metropolis. Jibrin Lawal, General Manager of the authority, made this known on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. According to him, refuse in […]

Environmental pollution in China begins decreasing

For decades pollution in China has paralleled economic growth. But this connection has been weakened in recent years, according to a new international research study published in the Science Advances journal. The study was conducted by an international team of researchers from five countries, including Deliang Chen, a professor of physical meteorology at the University of Gothenburg […]

San Jose leaders adopt environmental building codes

San Jose leaders on Tuesday voted 10-0 to adopt a new reach code ordinance that mandates all new buildings to become electric, a bold effort many supporters and environmental advocates praised as a response to what the City Council also unanimously declared is a “climate emergency.” Vice Mayor Chappie Jones did not vote, as he was […]

200 environmental and human rights leaders pledge to tackle climate emergency together

In an unprecedented move, more than 200 representatives of Indigenous Peoples, workers, academia, environmental and human rights groups adopted a landmark declaration calling on governments and corporations to urgently tackle the climate emergency in order to ensure the survival of humanity.   Gathered for the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, their goal is to unleash […]

Nigeria to adopt global forest initiative

With the decline in forest resources, the Federal Government has put in place measures that would ensure forest reserves are managed sustainably. Speaking at the Extra-Ordinary Session of National Forestry Development Committee (NFDC), in Lafia, Nasarawa state, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Ibukun Odusote, stated that Nigeria has joined the global initiatives for sustainability. […]

InternationalYouthDay: Youths Must Take Responsibility And Speak With One Voice – Ugah

Youths must take responsibility for their lives and speak with one voice if they must be taken seriously in the country,” said founder of Green Planet Planet Initiative International, Godwin Ugah at the 2019 International Youth Dat celebration held in Calabar. The International Youth Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to […]

Ayade, Ikpeazu, others plant one million trees in Cross River

In a bid to stem the tide of deforestation, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, on Tuesday joined by his Abia counterpart, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, led thousands of CrossRiverians to plant one million trees in the state. The event tagged: “Cross River State wet season green carnival,’ with the theme: “Calabar Green Canopy Scheme” has […]

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