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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Global nuclear capacity to rise to 516 GW by 2040: IEA: Global nuclear capacity will rise by 103 GW from 413 GW at the end of 2016 to 516 GW in 2040 under the most likely scenario, according to the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2017 report, which was released Tuesday. Read moreLG Autonomy Key To Sustainable Grassroots’...
Growing global cases of climate threat, natural disasters, water scarcity, food insecurity and pandemics, have placed a spotlight on the potential of the insurance sector in promoting sustainable development. As risk managers, carriers, and investors, the primary role of the insurance sector is to avert and manage environmental, social, economic and governance challenges that threaten development. When the UN Sustainable...

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150 organisations ask for a ban of biodegradable plastic over ocean pollution concerns: More than 150 organisations led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) have issued a call for governments around the world to ban biodegradable packaging over concerns regarding the effects of pollution on soils and oceans. Read more Volvo Trucks wins Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018: Volvo...
Not only does the publication communicate the bank’s economic, social and environmental performance within 2016, it also unveils plans and targets towards the next five years and beyond. In order to further express commitment to pursuing sustainability after a 2016 debut report, Zenith Bank in this second standalone sustainability report discloses its progress in the journey. Using the latest version...

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Nigeria is to meet Sustainable Development Goals in Water Sector: From the inception of this administration, the Federal Government through the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, FNSE has demonstrated serious commitment to the development of the water sector towards meeting the aspirations and goals of the SDGs. Read more Shell and FMO to finance impact projects...
In last week’s edition, we traced the evolution of urbanisation in Nigeria; from the oil boom of the 1970s, the creation of states, and the continued neglect of rural communities. Urbanisation paved the way for modernisation, industrialisation, improvement of roads, better transportation and creation of more jobs opportunities, amongst other benefits. At the same time, it brought with it...
Following the 2nd year commemoration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on September 25, 2017, Kaduna State presented its SDG Report at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Commended by the UN as the one of the first subnational governments in the world to conduct an in-depth analysis of local SDGs data and strategy development to implement all 17 Goals...

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Title: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate Author: Peter Wohlleben, 2016 The book, The Hidden Life of Trees, exposes the special social network between trees while discussing the various threats to tree survival  and the importance of preservation of trees and afforestation. Peter Wohlleben explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration as he has observed...

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Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience: Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to finance climate mitigation and adaptation projects. Read more Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development: More than one...
Company: Spark & Light Nigeria Limited  Company LocationLagos, NG Location: Lagos, Nigeria Position: Environmental & Sustainability Manager Key Roles And Responsibilities involve: Developing and implementing environmental strategies and action plans that ensure corporate sustainable development; Coordinating all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy. Leading the implementation of environmental policies and practices; Ensuring compliance with environmental...

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Abia generates N1.4bn from Made-in-Nigeria products: Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State yesterday said that the state had generated N1.4 billion from the sale of Made-in-Nigeria goods since the campaign began. Read more FG, Dangote, others sign $1.1bn pact for 540MW plant: The Federal Government and the developers of the 540-megawatts Qua Iboe Power Plant signed a Power Purchase Agreement...
According to the United Nations, half of humanity—3.5 billion people—live in cities today, pushing the pressure on urban energy consumption and pollution to worrisome levels. Although cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, they account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per 95% of carbon emissions. Moreover, many cities have become more vulnerable...

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US promotes STEM education in Nigeria, trains 460 students,  teachers: The US government, in collaboration with US-based robotics education, RoboRave International education academy, has begun a robotics training workshop for 460 elementary, secondary, and university students, as well as  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers, robotics enthusiasts, and scientists. Read more Team Triarchy Wins Unilever’s 2017 Ideatrophy Contest: After a...
Are you a Tech Innovator based in Anambra, Uyo, Abia or Port Harcourt? The Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 is here! Techpoint.ng, a Nigerian-based media platform that focuses on technology in sub-saharan Africa, recently announced its plans to continue its innovation tour in the southern region of Nigeria. The aim of the tour is to scout for tech innovations and organise local...

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FirstBank Creates Awareness on Down Syndrome: FirstBank Nigeria Limited has pledged its support for the 2017 Annual Awareness Week of the Down Syndrome Foundation that commenced on Monday. Read more Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal: The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new “Energy Access Outlook: From Poverty to Prosperity” report stating that the...
Placements Nigeria invites applications for the Placements campus Ambassador Program (#PAP). The program aims to engage resourceful Student Ambassadors to lead Placements’ campaigns and events on campuses and communities to create awareness about Paid Internship Opportunities for Nigerian students. As a Placements’ Student Ambassador, you will work with the Placements team to tailor program initiatives to campus-specific opportunities. Opportunities & Benefits...

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Company: Caritas Communication, Nigeria Location: Lagos, Nigeria Position: Manager, Strategy & Business Development The Manager, Strategy & Business Development is expected to coordinate development of strategic and fit for purpose business plans and ensure that the quality of work meets client's objectives and in a manner that delivers value. This is a senior management position with 7-10 years experience required. Key Roles And...
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