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 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
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
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
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