Welcome to the last edition of our Eco-Instigator for 2020. It has been a remarkable year in many ways.

We have moved from the cover story in the first edition, in March, which linked the issue of hunger in Africa to climate change – to that of the second edition, in June, which focused on the novel COVID-19 and its impact on the environment, food systems and human rights – down to the cover story in the third edition of September, which contested power sources worsening the impact of climate change in Africa, proposing alternative power.

November 10, 2020 marked 25 years of the inexcusable execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Niger Delta’s foremost environmental activist, and other Ogoni leaders. We join the call for their exoneration.

This year also marked 22 years of the tragic Jesse Pipeline Fire over which the Federal Government of Nigeria has remained silent on its actual cause.

In addition to stories on these environment-related anniversaries, this edition also presents a variety of articles from across the globe, ranging from biodiversity,biosafety/biosecurity,green criminology, water resources to flooding. For example, an interesting article all the way from India thematises climate-induced migrations.

We also bring you a report from HOMEF’s School of Ecology on Blue Economy Blues in this edition.

We are happy to welcome Nduka Otiono as a member of our Editorial Board. Otiono is an outstanding writer, Associate Professor and Graduate Programme Coordinator at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada.

He is the author and co-editor of many books of creative writing and academic research. We are convinced that his entry will enhance the quality of your favourite Eco-Instigator.

Along with the articles and reports, we have infused poems for your entertainment and for ventilating disturbing issues.

Drop us a line or share your stories, articles, photos or poems at [email protected]. We always look forward to hearing from you.

Until Victory!

Download and read Eco-Instigator #30 here.

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