Nigeria Intensifies Efforts On Ambitious Climate Agenda
Zeniat Abubakar, Abuja
The Nigerian government says it will focus and mobilize more support for the ambitious climate agenda to end the super dependence of Nigeria on fossil fuel.
Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Salako stated this on the sideline of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
He noted that the government is also seeking strategic partnership and bilateral collaboration on the global community of Nigeria’s efforts at climate mitigation and adaptation.
“The Minister will represent President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the high level for Nature and People meeting to demonstrate Nigeria leading role in Africa and in the West Africa sub-region on the conservation and sustainable use of “marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (The high seas).”
“The minister will also participate in the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit to join other world leaders to talk about key climate action, targets and milestones like Nationally Determined Contributions, Energy Transition Plans, fossil fuel phase out plans, renewable energy targets and economic wide plans on climate adaptation and resilience.” He said.
The Minister is also scheduled to participate in the Commonwealth Ministers of Environment and Climate Meeting, High Ambition for the High Seas, High-level event on building economies for the future and similar multilateral high level events.
He will also hold bilateral meetings with colleague ministers from other countries and development partners within the environment and climate change thematic areas.