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World Bank set to support African Countries in adopting more Green Buildings

Buildings are a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and hence the need to incorporate green buildings as a means of preventing climate change. The IFC, which is an arm of the World Bank, is keen on increasing green building technology in Africa. Hence, it has committed to providing technical expertise for African Governments in developing incentives that will encourage the private sector to construct green buildings. Read More

 Global leaders invest $4.1 billion to protect the environment

During a closed meeting in Stockholm this week, close to 30 donor countries converged to discuss the level of funding required to prevent biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The injection of $4.1 billion would be disbursed within a four-year period and would be used by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support developing countries meet their environmental goals. Read more

 UK Manufacturers sign pact to eliminate plastic packaging from their supply chain

The UK Plastics Pact is the world’s first pact aimed at completely eliminating plastic packaging from its supply chain. 42 of the world’s biggest and most popular brands of food, drink and cleaning products have signed up to reduce plastic pollution in the most ambitious pact yet. The UK Plastic pact brings together a range of brand names which are responsible for 80 percent of all the plastic packaging sold in UK supermarkets some of which includes Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Coca-Cola, ASDA, Nestle, and Unilever.Read More

 ECOWAS Parliament meet to offer solutions to Climate Concerns

Member nations of the ECOWAS Parliament converged on the 24th of April, 2018 for a five day summit in Banjul to proffer solutions that will address the effects of climate change on agriculture as agricultural productivity and growth in West Africa are currently under threat from inconsistent rainfall. Read More

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