Bad Plastic Idea

Bad Plastic Idea

The themes for this year’s World Environment Day and World Ocean Day are centered on beating plastic pollution and thus serve as a wakeup call for all of us to take prompt actions to protect our environment and by extension our lives. Health of Mother Earth Foundation...
Climate Dialogues and Negotiations

Climate Dialogues and Negotiations

The innovative Talanoa Dialogue (TD) took place on Sunday 6 May 2018 in Bonn, sandwiched between the first and second weeks of the climate negotiations.  After the dialogue everyone was somewhat upbeat about how useful the experience was. Indeed, a delegate from the...
Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline: Not in Our Interest

Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline: Not in Our Interest

Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline: Not in Our Interest In December 2016, an announcement was made of a nearly 5000 km Nigeria-Morocco offshore gas pipeline which at today’s prices will cost an estimated 20 billion US dollars. In reality, the actual costs will likely be...
FishNet Dialogue at Makoko

FishNet Dialogue at Makoko

“There must be a time when we sit back to reflect on the things we take for granted in order to avoid being taken by surprise when such things disappear.” These were the opening words from the welcome remarks by Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth...
FishNet Conversations

FishNet Conversations

True change can come from below. Change can begin from below. True change must come from below. Just as it is the root system that makes a tree stand, so it is with changes that must last. We have ignored the roots of our problems long enough and today we are...
Shell Stuck in Greasy OPL 245 Deal

Shell Stuck in Greasy OPL 245 Deal

The shocking news that all previous claims by Shell that they did nothing wrong with the highly contentious OPL 245 oil bloc deals were false hit Nigerians yesterday. Global Witness noted that in a statement to the New York Times, Shell’s Vice President for Global...