President Bola Tinubu is set to depart Abuja for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday to participate in the COP28 Climate Summit.
Scheduled for December 1 and 2, 2023, the summit, themed ‘Unite, Act, and Deliver,’ will witness Tinubu delivering a national statement outlining Nigeria’s position on various issues such as renewable energy and climate financing.
Accompanied by senior government officials, the President aims to advocate for increased support to developing nations, emphasizing the impact of climate change on Nigeria.
“Mindful of the severe impact of climate change on Nigeria, such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and national security risks arising therefrom, President Tinubu will maximise the opportunity afforded by the platform to advocate increased financial and technical support for developing nations, while reminding developed countries of their public pledge to provide $100 billion annually for support to localized initiatives to address climate change-related challenges,” the statement partly read.
“The President’s message will also focus on holding businesses and institutions accountable, reflecting Nigeria’s dedication to sustainable and responsible practices.
“The Nigerian delegation to COP28 will actively explore establishing new and deeper bilateral partnerships to implement Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation.”
The President recently attended the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference in Berlin, Germany from November 18 to 22.