President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the World Leaders’ Summit for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
COP 28, according to the organizers, is an “opportunity to identify global solutions for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, inform countries’ preparations for revised and more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (national climate plans) due by 2025, accelerate the green transition that is already happening and ultimately achieve the delivery of the Paris Agreement goals.”
This year’s summit is expected to bring to the front burner some key contentious set of issues for parties working and seeking to find a common ground to reversing climate crises in their countries and the world.
“We are in a decisive decade for climate action. The latest science from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut 43 per cent by 2030, compared to 2019 levels,” says the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Other Nigerian representatives at the summit include; Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal; Special Adviser to the President of National Economic Council and Climate Change, Rukaiya Bashir El-Rufai; President of Forums of Regions of Africa, Kayode Fayemi