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Ugochukwu Chimeziri's Blog – December 2010 Archive (2)

Report Unveils Tobacco Industry’s Bid to Undermine WHO

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri

A new investigative report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposes a wide range of tactics employed by the tobacco industry to undermine advances being made by the global tobacco treaty – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Threats to health policy include aggressive lobbying and legal intimidation, to charitable donations and even outright payoffs.

Even as Parties- including delegates from Nigeria’s ministry of…


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Report reveals Biofuels Failing Africa

By Ugochukwu Chimeziri

Biofuels are failing Africa, in contrast to the many promises that fuelled their growth, a new report from Ethiopia claims today.

Launched recently at the UN conference on Climate Change in Cancun, the report "Biofuels - a Failure for Africa" from the African Biodiversity Network, Ethiopian Society for Consumer Protection and The Gaia Foundation, highlights the risks of relying on biofuels to bring climate and development benefits to Africa.



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