United Nations Environment Programme

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Apr 16th, 2013
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Yehune Belay Anti-dam activist groups, especially the three sister NGOs – Survival International, International rivers, and Friends of Lake Turkana – had left no stone unturned in their sinister but futile to stop the construction of the Gillegel Gibe III dam project. The Gilegel Gibe III dam, which,...
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Mar 16th, 2013
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By Aly Verjee Think of tropical hard wood – ebony, mahogany, teak – and you probably don’t think of South Sudan.  One of the country’s lesser-known natural resource superlatives is its relative abundance of forests.  Government figures suggest that there are almost 200,000km2 of forested lands in Sou...
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Nov 10th, 2012
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Human Wrongs Watch A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests shows that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported. *Photo: IRIN/Angela Dewa...
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Feb 22nd, 2012
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NAIROBI, Kenya, February 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Adnan Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), urged all stakeholders across Africa to make commitm...
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Jan 11th, 2012
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by Michael Keating, The Guardian In 2010 the world watched in horror as the Gulf of Mexico filled with 5m barrels of oil from an undersea leak caused by the careless handling of equipment on the part of BP and its partner Halliburton. Shocking images of uncontrolled spillage erupting from the ocean f...
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Dec 16th, 2011
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NAIROBI, Kenya, December 15, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — From a company that transforms groundnut shells into fuel briquettes in Gambia, to an enterprise that has developed solar ovens in Burkina Faso, to an initiative that trains and employs street youth to collect waste materials...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell’s failure to mop up two oil spills in the Niger Delta has caused huge suffering to locals whose fisheries and farmland were poisoned, and it must pay $1 billion to start cleaning up the region, Amnesty International said on Thursday. A spokesman for Shell said the company had ...
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Aug 4th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed that a Nigerian community impacted by its oil spills can seek compensation in a British court, lawyers in the case have said, potentially opening itself up to bigger future financial and reputational damages. Shell said it does not comment on the legal process, which coul...
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Dec 12th, 2010
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Head north from Nairobi toward Mount Kenya and almost invariably you’ll hit weather. Fog, rain, hail, even snow, all unusual for the equator but a blessing for Mount Kenya’s farmers, who export coffee, roses, green beans and peas to Europe. Once you pass the mountain and descend onto the ...