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Catégorie: Pollution

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NIGER: Temporary Closure of Gold Mines Following Deaths of Around Fifty Animals

In Niger, the decision to temporarily close several gold mining sites in the northern part of the country was made on May 3, 2024, after more than fifty ruminant animals died suddenly. Suspected poisoning linked to gold mining activities is believed to be the cause, with local farmers attributing the contamination to water discharged by the Chinese gold mining company Sahara SARL.

AFRICA: a report identifies the main culprits of air pollution

A report published on 2 April 2024 by Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace MENA highlights the extent of air pollution in Africa, identifying the main culprits and underlining the serious repercussions on public health and the environment. Entitled « Air Pollution in Africa: The Main Culprits Unmasked », the document provides an overview of the sources of air pollution in the region and calls for urgent action to mitigate this growing crisis.

COP28: will the loss and damage fund reach the $100 billion mark?

The fund designed to finance climate « loss and damage » in vulnerable countries was adopted on Thursday 30 November 2023, on the first day of the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. The establishment of this fund is the practical expression of the main promise made at COP27 in Egypt, where the mechanism was approved in principle but not adopted. Nearly six countries have already announced their contributions to this fund, but we are still a long way from the 100 billion dollars expected by developing countries.