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Tinubu off to Dubai again for Climate Change Summit

President Tinubu is expected to deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing, a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said on Tuesday.

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President Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the COP28 Climate Summit.

COP28 is also known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28).

The world leaders’ summit holds from December 1 to December 2, 2023, with the theme, “Unite, Act, and Deliver.”

President Tinubu is expected to deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing, a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said on Tuesday.

“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 maximize 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 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 spokesman said.

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.

The President, who will be accompanied by some senior government officials, is expected back in the country at the conclusion of the summit.

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