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Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa

Over five thousand youths from civil society groups in Nigeria, Senegal, Nigér, Ivory Coast, Bénin, Togo, Ghana and Gambia on Saturday observed the 2016 Earth Hour celebration with a call on governments and private sector players to do more to reverse climate change impact.

Indeed, major landmarks, businesses and households in cities around the world turned their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March to raise awareness about climate change and show support for renewable energy.

Some of the landmarks include: Houses of Parliament in London; Piccadilly Circus, London; Eiffel Tower, Paris; Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin; Trevi Fountain, Rome; Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna; Hyllie Water Tower in Malmo, Sweden; National Library of Belarus in Minsk; Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge with the Kremlin, Moscow; Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Australia; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Taipei 101 skyscraper, Taiwan; Tokyo Tower, Japan; National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, China; Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort in Singapore; Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Business District in Jakarta, Indonesia; Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand; and, Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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EnviroNews relieves memories of the celebration of the global event on the West African sub-region.

Earth Hour celebration in Abuja, Nigeria  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Abuja e1458510018495

Earth Hour celebration in Abuja, Nigeria

Earth Hour celebration in Cotonou, Benin Republic  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Benin e1458510125311

Earth Hour celebration in Cotonou, Benin Republic

Earth Hour celebration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH CIV e1458510244564

Earth Hour celebration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Earth Hour celebration in Banjul, The Gambia  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Gambia e1458510339351

Earth Hour celebration in Banjul, The Gambia

Earth Hour celebration in Lagos, Nigeria  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Lagos e1458510455365

Earth Hour celebration in Lagos, Nigeria

Earth Hour celebration in Makurdi, Nigeria  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Makurdi e1458510538407

Earth Hour celebration in Makurdi, Nigeria

Earth Hour celebration in Niamey, Niger Republic  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Niger e1458510716349

Earth Hour celebration in Niamey, Niger Republic

Earth Hour celebration in Dakar, Senegal  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Senegal e1458510798207

Earth Hour celebration in Dakar, Senegal

Earth Hour celebration in Jalingo, Nigeria   Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Taraba e1458510884874

Earth Hour celebration in Jalingo, Nigeria

Earth Hour celebration in Lome, Togo  Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa EH Togo e1458510993187

Earth Hour celebration in Lome, Togo

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