Sustainability: “No tomorrow” for many unless consumption falls – UN

Sustainability: “No tomorrow” for many unless consumption falls – UN

Global exploitation of natural resources – from water, sand and timber to oil, coal and gemstones – has more than tripled in 50 years, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday, warning of devastating environmental impacts unless demand is reduced. Surging consumption of natural resources – 92-billion tonnes in 2017 – accounts for half of the world’s planet-heating greenhouse-gas emissions and over 90% of the world’s biodiversity loss, the Global Resources Outlook 2019 found. If…

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Sustainability: World urged to reuse natural resources to save planet

Sustainability: World urged to reuse natural resources to save planet

More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday. Only about a tenth of the nearly 93 billion tonnes of materials utilised annually – including minerals, metals, fossil fuels and biomass – are currently put back into service, said a report by Amsterdam-based social enterprise Circle Economy. CEO Harald Friedl told the Thomson Reuters Foundation more…

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Mozambique Oil & Gas: Nyusi calls for rational exploration of natural resources

The President of Mozambique said it is imperative to explore the existing mineral resources in the country in a rational way and to provide positive returns both for present and future generations, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

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On Extractive Industry: “Civil society needs stronger voice in natural resources sector” – Graça Machel says

Civil society organisations must play a greater role in forming the discussion around the natural resources sector in Africa, said Graça Machel Trust founder. Speaking at the African Natural Resources Center’s Conference of African Civil Society Organisations on Natural Resources, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

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Mozambique Energy Industry: General Electric Ramps up Africa Natural Gas Investments

Just one day after General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) unveiled its new Distributed Power business for Africa, as well as plans for diesel-generated electricity in Nigeria, the company announced new natural gas generator orders from Tanzania and Mozambique.

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A look at our Neighbour: Guinea Bissau to review natural resources exploration contracts

The President-elect of Guinea Bissau, José Mário Vaz, has announced a review of all contracts for exploration of natural resources in the country, as soon as he takes office in June.

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