The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that kicked-off on December 2, 2019, came to an end on Sunday, December 15 in Madrid, Spain.
The Nigerian delegation, led by the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, played a active role in the proceedings at the global summit, which is widely believed to have ended in a somewhat disappointing note.
EnviroNews relives some of the memorable moments at the two-week conference.
Nigeria’s Philip Jakpor of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Environment Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) (second, right) with other civil society representatives at a press conference organised by Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain
Seyifunmi Adebote of Nigeria (on stage) with some other youth delegates at COP25
Nigerian activist, Nnimmo Bassey (right), in active participation during a protest at COP25
Jennifer Uchendu of Sustyvibes speaking on a panel at an IPCC side-event on Youth and Climate Education
Glory Oguegbu of Climate Smart Nigeria (left) displays her books with officials of UNDP’s Climate Box
Michael Simire of EnviroNews making a presentation at a side-event on “A New Climate Narrative for Africa” organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Tracker
Halima Bawa-Bwari, Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment (second, left), on the hightable at a side-event
Dr Eugene Itua (third, left) with other panelists during the ECO Carbon Exchange side-event
Adesola Olatunde, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment (third, right), with co-panelists after a side-event on Green Bonds
Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, with some members of the Nigerian delegation
L-R: Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar; Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor; and Dr Anthonia Okpara, Director, Road Transport & Mass Transit Administration, Federal Ministry of Transportation
Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, delivering the Nigerian Government statement during the Ministerial High-Level Segment of COP25
Group photo of participants at a side-event on “Mainstreaming Health Adaptation into the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”, organised by the Lagos State Government, Centre for 21st century Issues, Seatrust Institute and the Global Emergency Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET)
Michael Simire of EnviroNews (second, right) with co-panelists at a side-event on “Enhancing Media Coverage of Adaptation Projects – the view from Editors” organised by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
Engr. Michael of the Anambra State NEWMAP making a presentation at a side-event on “Building Resilience to Land and Forest Degradation in Anambra State”
Ike Ikweremadu (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment) with Nigerian youth delegates at COP25
Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor (right), during a panel discussion session
Participating till the very end: Department of Climate Change officials, Bello Sani and Saadatu Gambo, attend the COP25 Stocktake Plenary on Saturday, December 14, 2019
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