UNEP WEST AFRICA NEW DIESEL STANDARDS – MEDIA MONITORING REPORT
The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, has done a media monitoring on the decision taken in Abuja, December 1 by five African countries to ban dirty diesel imports as of July 2017. The news was covered in 68 countries, in 330 articles and in 11 languages. Largest number of articles appeared in the US, France, Nigeria and Spain and articles with largest readership were published in the UK.
The present report analyzes media coverage of the new standards for diesel fuels, agreed upon by five West African countries on 2nd December 2016 and announced through a global press release by UN Environment and at a press conference at The Hague on 5th December.
Media monitoring period: 2nd – 22nd December 2016
Sample: Over 250,000 media outlets around the world
Media monitoring languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Dutch
The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, and Public Eye, played a pivotal role in raising awareness in Nigeria concerning the high sulphur content of fuels being imported into West Africa from Switzerland.