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Financing Drinking Water ​Supply to close Infrastructure Gaps

“It’s ​possible to ​finance the ​drinking water ​supply in the ​majority of ​countries ​worldwide by ​the year 2030,” ​says Dr. ​Michael Jacob, ​lead author of ​the study from ​the Mercator ​Research ​Institute on ​Global Commons ​and Climate ​Change (MCC) in ​Berlin. In ​India alone, a ​carbon tax ​would generate ​around 115 ​billion US ​dollars a year, ​”and only a ​fraction of ​that would be ​needed for ​clean water, ​meaning that ​enough money ​would remain ​for sanitation ​and electricity,​” said the ​researcher. In ​fact, the ​needed ​infrastructure ​for this second ​largest country ​of the world ​would consume ​only about four ​percent of the ​revenue from ​the tax. ​ Continue reading

Nigeria Ranks 133rd on the 2016 Environmental Performance Index

Nigeria ranks 133rd out of the 180 countries surveyed for the 2016 environmental performance index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a global view of environmental performance and country by country metrics to inform decision-making. The EPI was launched at the World Economic Forum, is in its 15th year and more relevant than ever to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and carrying out the recent international climate change agreement. Continue reading

If We Achieve the Global Goal 6 by 2030

The global goal 6 is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Many of us don’t think twice about turning on a tap to get clean water, but for 750 million people worldwide that’s not an option. And incredibly, more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet – a staggering 2.5 billion don’t have decent sanitation facilities. Continue reading

Green Toilet: Turning Toilet waste into Clean Power

An inexpensive and easy to maintain “green toilet” is set to be trialled in Ghana this year 2016. This remarkable toilet uses no water but can convert human waste into ​cheap ​electricity and ​clean water.​ ​Spurred on by ​the Gates ​Foundation’​s Reinvent ​the Toilet ​challenge, ​a team of ​engineers and ​designers from ​Cranfield ​University in ​the UK created ​what has been ​dubbed the “​Nano Membrane ​Toilet.” ​ Continue reading

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