Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Nigeria, EU, others partner on climate diplomacy week

Head, European delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, has revealed that a lot of attention will again be drawn to Nigeria's climate challenges during the European Climate Diplomacy Week 2018, in Abuja.

According to him, human activities have a direct effect on nature which must be corrected with the use of renewable energy.

While declaring the climate diplomatic week open, Karlsen added that the European Union will partner with Nigeria to harness the efficiency of renewable energy towards though mass education.

“The European Union Delegation in Nigeria and ECOWAS, the Embassies of Germany and France, One Environment, Stop Don't Drop and recycling company, Chanja Datti, will partnering in a number of events to raise public awareness and promote policies and practices for a climate-resilient future in Nigeria.

“Key climate related issues, including renewable energy, food security, water management, waste management and environmental degradation will be in focus during this week,” he explained.

Also speaking was Deputy German Ambassador to Nigeria, Regine Hess, who noted that the diplomacy week will promote what Europe is doing to curb climate change and the effect of change.

“We want to encourage countries where are like Nigeria to do their own share, Europe is a bigger producer but Nigeria can do something as well and we must do our part. Stop littering your environment, like the floods can be attributed to human activities which has blocked our drainages, these can be collected and recycled by the Nigerian government.” she said.

 

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