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Symposium sur la protection de l'environnement à Dakarmediaterre.org | 31 Jan 2012
La capitale sénégalaise abrite à partir du mardi 31 janvier, un symposium sur la protection de l'environnement. Prévue à l'Hôtel Savana à l'initiative de la Fondation Konrad Adenauer, cette rencontre de Dakar sera une opportunité pour se pencher une fois de plus sur "les problèmes et les solutions liées à la protection de l'environnement, afin de placer le concept de développement durable au coeur du débat politique...". (...)
arborvitae Issue 44 - Forests: a legal challengeIUCN | 01 Nov 2011
This issue of arborvitae, produced in conjunction with IUCNs Commission on Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, looks at how forest law is impacting local forest management around the world and how reforms are progressing in several countries.It also include articles on the following: Natural resource laws undermined in Uganda and law and local forest management in Africa
Ban calls for a Green Economy to ensure sustainable developmentUNEP | 31 Jan 2011
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "revolutionary action" to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century's heedless consumption of resources is "a global suicide pact" with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival.
Forest Summit Seeks "People-Friendly" SolutionsInter Press Service | 27 Jan 2011
Earlier this month, on a hot and humid day in the Jambi province of Indonesia, a group of local farmers was critically injured after being shot as they attempted to harvest fruit on a contested palm plantation.
Africa: LDC Report to Set Development Standards for the FutureAllAfrica.com | 19 Jan 2011
The Least Developed Countries (LDC) report released this past November by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) made recommendations that could usher LDCs into the 21st century, and create a sustained growth policy to benefit billions.
Environmental Assessments for Sierra Leone Help Sustainable DevelopmentUNEP | 20 Dec 2010
The vital role of environmental assessments in supporting the sustainable use of Sierra Leone's rich natural heritage has won high level support at a seminar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: A Tool for Sustainable Development', which took place last week in the country's capital of Freetown.
Uganda: River Nile bridge to be built in 2014The Monitor | 03 Nov 2010
The construction of the second bridge on River Nile in Jinja will commence in 2014, the government has announced. The bridge, which will be larger than the one built in the 1950s, will be constructed using a loan of Shs229 billion donated by the Japanese government. Speaking after the signing of...
Nigeria: Expert Addresses Omission in NESREA RegulationsAllAfrica.com | 08 Jun 2010
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Akin Olujinmi, has faulted the regulations of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), saying the regulation guiding the environmental agency did not address the menace of people who answer the call of nature right in the open spaces along our major roads and streets.
Rwanda: Environmental Efforts Exemplary - UNEPAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2010
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, has commended the Rwandan Government for its political will in preserving the environment. Conservationists from different parts of the world had gathered in Rwanda over the weekend to commemorate the World Environment Day, which was jointly celebrated with the annual Gorilla naming Ceremony, Kwita Izina, that was marked at the feet of Virunga Mountains.
New Gorilla Airlift Sparks Calls for Stronger Controls on Natural Resource Smuggling in Greater Cong...UNEP | 04 Jun 2010
UN Peacekeepers in DR Congo are planning a new gorilla rescue airlift next month, in what may be one of the first operations conducted under their new mandate.The operation, planned for mid July, is the second to be conducted by UN forces in DR Congo as part of a wider effort to combat the illegal cross-border trade in baby gorillas, which has intensified in recent years with the proliferation of armed groups in the region.
Mozambique: Poor Application of Laws on BiodiversityAllAfrica.com | 04 Jun 2010
Mozambique has been applying less than half of the existing laws on protection of biodiversity in the country, a source in the Environment Ministry told reporters in Maputo on Wednesday."Probably in that list of laws and strategies there is not a single one that is being applied even at the level of 50 per cent", said Uamusse. The sole exception is the legislation on environmental impact assessment, to which all economic undertakings are subject before they can be implemented.
Rwanda: Environmental Watchdog Issues New GuidelinesAllAfrica.com | 27 May 2010
Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has released new guidelines in environmental education and training. The guidelines contained in a paper titled 'Rwanda Environmental Education for Sustainable Development Strategy', also include a five-year action plan for 2010-2015 highlighting areas of interest to consider when dealing with environmental conservation.
Nigeria: AIT, eWorld, Others Rally for Clean EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 19 May 2010
Three media organizations in the ICT sector have begun a pioneering role to rally stakeholders who have various roles to play in ensuring that the Nigerian environment is free from pollution from ICT tools and infrastructure to a workshop that will shape developments and policies in various areas.
Namibia: Enviro Law Not Enacted But Compliance UrgedAllAfrica.com | 29 Apr 2010
THE Environmental Management Act passed by Parliament in October 2007 has not yet been enacted but the Ministry of Environment and Tourism says it is being complied with.Among others, the act requires mining companies to provide financial guarantees for the rehabilitation of mining sites once all mining activities have ceased, while closure plans will have to be part of environmental impact assessments in new projects.
Uganda: Minister Grilled for Stalling Buveera BanAllAfrica.com | 28 Apr 2010
The Environment Minister, Maria Mutagamba, was yesterday grilled for delaying the ban on polythene bags, locally known as buveera, in the name of consultations. Appearing before the natural resources committee, Mutagamba and NEMA officials were asked to explain why the ministry had not come up with regulations on the ban, five months after the Bill was accented to by the President.
Nigeria: Lafia Residents Keep Untidy EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Residents of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital appear oblivious to the importance of a clean environment around them, as they have flouted all sanitary regulations, worsening the condition of living in the ancient town.
Nigeria: Stakeholders Tasked On EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Grace Bent, has said that the job of enforcing environmental protection cannot be done alone by federal protection agencies. She called for a concerted effort among the Legislative arm, the judiciary and the law enforcement agencies to effectively ensure the prevention of environmental damages, regulation of potentially harmful activities and the punishment of wilful harmful damages whenever it occurs.
Nigeria: Experts Seek Review of Environmental LawsAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Environmentalists at the weekend in Lagos called for a review of the country's environmental regulatory laws, arguing that some of the laws had become obsolete. The experts, who spoke variously at the 40th Earth Day anniversary organised by the United States Consulate, Lagos, also called for the...
Nigeria: Day Lagos Swooped On Environmental Sanitation DefaultersAllAfrica.com | 26 Apr 2010
WHEN THE Lagos State Government, under the former Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, declared that last Saturday of every month be observed as environmental sanitation across the State, the intention was clear; to ensure that filth generated across the state are properly cleared up and disposed properly.