Revolutionizing Climate Action: President Tinubu to Lead Nigeria’s COP28 Delegation

Revolutionizing Climate Action: President Tinubu to Lead Nigeria’s COP28 Delegation
President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to Lead Nigeria’s COP28 Delegation

Revolutionising Climate Action: President Tinubu Spearheads Nigeria’s COP28 Delegation

In light of the looming climate crisis, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is poised to spearhead Nigeria’s delegation to the COP28 Climate Summit, set to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Departing from Abuja on Wednesday, Tinubu, Nigeria’s 16th president, inaugurated in May 2023, is gearing up to engage with global leaders at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference.

This crucial summit, known as the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28), holds significant weight in addressing the pressing issues surrounding climate change and is scheduled from November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Dubai.

The primary aim of COP28 is to strategize and discover actionable solutions to restrict the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, aligning with the objectives set forth in the Paris Agreement.

During his tenure at the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) on December 1 and 2, President Tinubu will stand shoulder to shoulder with other world leaders.

The event, hosted by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, will serve as a pivotal platform focusing on critical shifts pivotal to combating climate change.

The agenda includes accelerating the transition towards clean energy, reshaping climate finance, prioritising nature and people-centric climate actions, and ensuring inclusivity in COP proceedings.

Given Nigeria’s susceptibility to the adverse impacts of climate change, President Tinubu aims to use this influential platform to advocate fervently for augmented financial and technical assistance to developing nations.

His emphasis will revolve around urging developed countries to honour their commitment to providing $100 billion annually, specifically for localised initiatives addressing climate change challenges.

Furthermore, Tinubu’s discourse will hold accountable businesses and institutions, echoing Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to sustainable and responsible practises.

The Nigerian delegation accompanying President Tinubu at COP28 intends to forge new bilateral partnerships, with a particular focus on the implementation of Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation.

President Tinubu, with his vision of unifying the nation, has pledged to confront the various economic challenges that Nigeria faces.

These include grappling with debts amounting to approximately $103 billion, high inflation rates, soaring unemployment figures, and the nation’s heavy reliance on depleting oil revenues.

Expected to deliver Nigeria’s national statement on December 1 at COP28, President Tinubu will highlight the country’s unwavering efforts and commitments in combating climate change.

Furthermore, he is scheduled to engage in pivotal bilateral meetings with fellow leaders and stakeholders on the sidelines of the summit.

This year’s COP28 is particularly noteworthy as it marks the first time the conference is being held in the Middle East.

As the event unfolds, a comprehensive daily schedule of activities will be made accessible to all participants, delineating the series of critical discussions and actions aimed at combatting the climate crisis.



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