350 Nigeria, in partnership with Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) and the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) are putting together the “Abuja Climate Summit” that will be held on the Friday, September 7, 2018 in Abuja. The following day on Saturday, September 8, Abuja will also host the “Walk for Climate”.
Abuja Climate Summit is part of the Global Day of Action taking place in major cities around the world bringing people to come together to Rise for Climate Action.
“With climate impacts escalating, we don’t have the luxury to wait to see what bureaucratic negotiations have to offer. We need our local leaders to step up and do everything they can right now,” says David Michael Terungwa, executive director of GIFSEP.
According to him, the summit aims at bringing together key stakeholders from the civil Society, development partners, religious and traditional leaders, private sector, academia, women, youth, indigenous groups and policy makers to share ideas and perspectives on the progress made in Nigeria’s implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, green economic trajectory.
His words: “The summit will also seek to explore and deliberate on converging areas of advocacy and mobilisation from bottom up, inclusive, pro-indigenous people-centered climate responses in FCT Abuja and at the national level among state and non-state actors while working towards and identifying and defining the action agenda for different stakeholders.”
Terungwa noted that the conference will be graced by some 350 delegates and feature:
- Presentation on Nigeria’s NDCs: The journey so far
- Nigeria’s Road Map on Transition to Renewable Energy
- Panel Discussion on Religion, the Environment and Climate change
- Panel Discussion on the role of Development partners and examples of key interventions
- Panel Discussion with Leaders of Political Parties on the inclusion of Environment, Climate Change and Renewable Energy in their manifesto
- Declaration of Abuja Climate Action
- Press interviews