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Bassey to explore COP22 issues at webinar

Nigerian architect, environmentalist and activist, Nnimmo Bassey, will be special guest at a webinar scheduled to hold this month at the instance of the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and EnviroNews Nigeria.

Nnimmo Bassey will speak at the EJN/EnviroNews webinar

Nnimmo Bassey will speak at the EJN/EnviroNews webinar

Titled: “Nigeria and Climate Change: Preparing for COP22 with Nnimmo Bassey”, the webinar will hold on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (WAT/BST).

During the session, Bassey will brief the media, civil society and other interested persons on some notable trending topics.

Indeed, he will be focusing on the missing issues in the Paris Agreement, as well as expected outcomes at COP22 in Morocco, such as:

  • The agreement generally – between commitment and voluntary pledges (INDCs)
  • Unrealistic targets (1.5 – 2 degrees)
  • The great omission: Fossil fuels, etc
  • False solutions post COP21 – Net Zero, techno-fixes – including possibilities of CCS and geo-engineering
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Intending participants can register for the upcoming webinar here: via GoToWebinar.

Bassey, who chaired Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) from 2008 through 2012, was Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) for two decades.

He is presently Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF). He was recently named by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a Member of the 12-member Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Ogoniland, Niger Delta region Clean-up Project.


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