TACKLING POVERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

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This article by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria says it all. In this piece, Dr Okonjo-Iweala makes a strong and compelling case for Climate Action. As long as there is more lip service than pragmatic adaptation measures to deal with the consequences of Climate Change, developing […]

GMOs – FRIEND OR FOE? (PART 1)

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You may have heard about it; eaten it or grown it. The debate on GMOs and its effects rages on. Although it has been used in countries like the USA and Canada for about 20 years, other countries like Australia, Japan and all of the European Union have banned the cultivation of GMOs. India has […]

THE 2015 PARIS AGREEMENT EXPLAINED

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As I write this article, the whole world is in Marrakesh, Morocco for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference called Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 holding from 7th – 18th November, 2016. It is here that the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement […]

3 WAYS TO CUT PLASTIC CONSUMPTION

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Plastic has practically revolutionized the way we live, no doubt. It is also super convenient and affordable too. Unfortunately, plastic is non-biodegradable; this simply means plastic does not decompose or decay. On the other hand, biodegradable substances decay and decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi to natural and environmentally safe conditions. So, waste […]