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Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria

United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr Jonathan Pershing, on Wednesday in Abuja met with Nigerian authorities lead by Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, to discuss the importance of climate and clean energy cooperation in US-Nigeria relations.

Dr Pershing also discussed opportunities for leadership by Nigeria in the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The visit, it was gathered, was a part of meetings with Nigerian interlocutors on climate and clean energy cooperation.

Besides Federal Government officials, the envoy also had sessions with businessmen and civil society members. He was likewise scheduled to undertake a tour of a solar energy project in the federal capital city.

Dr Pershin in a handshake with Mallam Ibrahim Jibril, the Environment Minister of State, as Jibril and Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, welcome the envoy to the ministry's head offices in Abuja  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy1 e1473307564443

Dr Jonathan Pershing in a handshake with Mallam Ibrahim Jibril, the Environment Minister of State, as Jibril and Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, welcome the envoy to the ministry’s head offices in Abuja

 

The envoy chats with the ministers  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy2 e1473307878411

The envoy chats with the ministers

The envoy meets with the ministers and directors, including the ministry's permanent secretary, Dr Bukar Hassan. The smiles and laugh show the warm reception received by Dr. Pershin   Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy3 e1473307969775

The envoy meets with the ministers and directors, including the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Bukar Hassan. The smiles and laugh show the warm reception received by Dr. Pershing

The envoy with Nigeria's climate chief, Dr Peter Tarfa  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy4 e1473308283523

The envoy with Nigeria’s climate chief, Dr Peter Tarfa

The envoy and his delegation with Nigerian officials in a group photograph  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy5 e1473308425131

The envoy and his delegation with Nigerian officials in a group photograph

Dr Pershing also met with Climate Change Advocates and Social Entrepreneurs at the US Embassy  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy6 e1473308617890

Dr Pershing also met with Climate Change Advocates and Social Entrepreneurs at the US Embassy

The envoy exchanges pleasantries with Miss Esther Agbarakwe, an aide to the Environment Minister  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy7 e1473308706495

The envoy exchanges pleasantries with Ms Esther Agbarakwe, an aide to the Environment Minister

The minister congratulates the US on the ratification of the Paris Agreement while calling for stronger partnership between both countries  Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria Envoy8 e1473309150255

The minister congratulates the US on the ratification of the Paris Agreement while calling for stronger partnership between both countries

 

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