COP27: Nigeria Flags off National Logo, Lists Top Priorities

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The Nigerian government has inaugurated its ‘COP27 National Logo’, listing the top expectations and priorities it hopes to achieve from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja, on the preparation for the 27th session Conference of Parties (COP27).

Abdullahi said, “The conference would be hosted in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 8 November, Nigeria as a signatory is expected to actively participate.

“The inauguration of the logo represents alignment with the ideals and objectives of COP27 but distinctively projects national priorities as a country.

“COP27 was a rare opportunity for parties and observers to come together and grapple with a challenge that is impacting humanity.

“The conference is also to showcase unity against an existential threat that can only be overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.

“The top priorities and expectations by Nigeria from the conference include the provision of a National Pavilion at the COP27 venue.

“The pavilion would serve as a base for hosting all activities by the Nigerian delegation during the conference to hold bilateral meetings. It would as well provide a place for networking with potential investors and related opportunities for Nigerians.

“The side events to be hosted in the pavilion will relate to showcasing Nigeria’s best practices and exchanges with international communities.

“The side events will also engage in dialogues and green investment forums toward tackling climate change and moving Nigeria to a low-carbon development pathway.

“The leader’s partnership is being championed by the UK government through Alok Sharma, the president of COP26.

“The meeting expected to draw notable global leaders and funding from development partners to focus on climate finance to address desert encroachment, desertification, and drought devastating member states, “as well as exploit the funding window under the auspices of the Great Green Wall Accelerator, where European countries pledged about 18 billion euros to support activities of member states.”

According to him, delegates include representations from the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC), high-level representation from the Presidency and National Assembly, as well as non-governmental groups, ministries, scientists, academia, experts, Civil Society Organisations, private sector entities, women, youth and the media.

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