States have obligation to protect marine environment

MALAYSIA and Singapore are party to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos). Malaysia ratified it on October 14, 1996 and Singapore, on November 17, 1994. Unclos was adopted as a “constitution for the oceans,” in order to “settle all issues relating to the lawContinue Reading

data privacy day and the need for businesses to protect data

Since the launch of Data privacy day back in 2007, the initiative has grown to the extent that it is now observed in 47 European countries plus the US, Canada, Nigeria and Israel. Although inextricably connected with data security, data privacy is quite distinct. That distinction is understood by CanadiansContinue Reading

A key legal tool to protect our environment

With the reality of climate change becoming more apparent in the form of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts and floods, it is clear that the future of all life on the planet is in peril. To stress the immediacy and seriousness of human-caused climate change and its effects,Continue Reading

Government to pay more to farmers who protect and enhance the environment

Farmers will receive increased payments for protecting and enhancing nature and delivering sustainable food production under the Government’s Environmental Land Management schemes, Defra has announced today (Thursday 5 January 2023). Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, Farming Minister Mark Spencer announced more money for farmers and landowners through both theContinue Reading

President Lula’s first pro-environment acts protect Indigenous people and the Amazon

Effective Jan. 2, Brazil’s President Lula issued six decrees revoking or altering anti-environment-and-Indigenous measures from his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, acts highly celebrated by environmentalists and activists. One of the decrees annuls mining in Indigenous lands and protected areas, another resumes plans to combat deforestation in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes,Continue Reading

Countries resolve to protect cetaceans from marine plastic pollution

Following the adoption of a Resolution on Marine Plastic Pollution at the 68th International Whaling Commission conference (IWC68) in October, member countries will have to report on the status, reduction, recycling, and reuse efforts on marine plastic pollution. At IWC68, member nations adopted a resolution to support international negotiations onContinue Reading

Tanesco defends Nyerere dam construction, explains strategies to protect environment

Dar es Salaam. The Director General of Tanzania Electricity Supply Corporation (Tanesco), Maharage Chande, has said that in the implementation of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Hydropower Dam project (JNHPP), the government considered and continues to follow up on the conditions of international environmental protection. He made the statement Wednesday,  DecemberContinue Reading