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President Tinubu to attend COP28 climate summit in Dubai

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, in Dubai, UAE, will advocate increased financial and technical support for developing countries, and remind developed countries of $100 billion annual pledge to support localised initiatives in addressing climate change-related challenges

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Wednesday, November 29, 2023, is expected to depart Abuja for Dubai, in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to attend the COP28 Climate Summit, otherwise known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28).

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Tuesday, November 28, 2023, stated President Tinubu would deliver a national statement at the World Leaders’ Summit, holding December 1 and 2, with the theme, “Unite, Act, and Deliver”.

The Nigerian leader, in his address, would also highlight Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.

Mindful of the severe impact of climate change on Nigeria, such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and national security risks arising therefrom, the statement noted that Tinubu would maximise the opportunity afforded by the platform to advocate increased financial and technical support for developing countries.

He would also remind the developed countries of their public pledge to provide $100 billion annually for support to localised initiatives to address climate change-related challenges.

The Presidential media aide said the President’s message would also focus on holding businesses and institutions accountable, reflecting Nigeria’s dedication to sustainable and responsible practices.

Ngelale further stated: “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.

“While in Dubai, President Tinubu will actively participate in key sideline events, which will further support the advancement of his avowed commitment to aggressively attract foreign direct investment for enhanced wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country, in addition to other events hosted by the Nigerian delegation.”

Accompanied by senior government officials, President Tinubu is expected to return to Abuja, FCT, at the conclusion of the summit in the UAE, the statement added.

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