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The social entrepreneur helping drive Nigeria’s green economy

The social entrepreneur helping drive Nigeria’s green economy

IFEDOLAPO Runsewe is prospecting for "black gold". Although Nigeria is one of the world’s leading crude oil exporters, this time oil is not the “black gold” Runsewe is looking for. A sustainability-driven entrepreneur based in Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria, Runsewe is the founder of Freee Recycle, a waste management company that transforms discarded vehicle tyres into safer, usable products. Freee Recycle is also the launch vehicle for Runsewe's vision of a cyclical economy. “A lot of people are worried about the amount of waste we generate and the impact it's having on our ecosystems. The desire to conserve resources and improve…
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Building African cities that cope with climate shocks – experts outline what it will take

Building African cities that cope with climate shocks – experts outline what it will take

THE international climate change negotiations began almost three decades ago when many were still hesitant to accept that human activities were changing the planet. Now the scientific evidence is unequivocal. Climate change is a major threat to our wellbeing, the health of the planet and the ecosystems we rely on. DEBRA ROBERTS, Head: Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit, EThekwini Municipality; Honorary Professor, University of KwaZulu Natal and Co-Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, University of KwaZulu-Natal MEGGAN SPIRES, Director: Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI Africa, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability But…
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