78th UNGA: Nigeria Updates Global Community On Efforts At Climate Mitigation, Adaptation

The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako is participating in the 78th United Nations General Assembly.

The Minister would seek strategic partnership, bilateral collaboration and on behalf of the President of Nigeria Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, update the global community of Nigeria’s efforts at climate mitigation and adaptation.

This was contained in a statement signed on Monday by the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Environment, Haruna Ibrahim.

He said the Minister would represent President Tinubu at the high level for Nature and People meeting to demonstrate Nigeria’s 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 would 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.

These included Nationally Determined Contributions, Energy Transition Plans, fossil fuel phase out plans, renewable energy targets and economic wide plans on climate adaptation and resilience.

Minister Salako is again 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.

Overall, the minister said that he “hopes to focus international attention and mobilize more support for the ambitious climate agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to end the super dependence of Nigeria on fossil fuel”.

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