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Petroleum varsity centre calls for partnership on climate change goals

The Federal University of Petroleum Resources – Centre for Sustainable Development (FUPRE-CSD) has called for more stakeholders’ partnership and involvement on issues of climate change and energy transition.

Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal
Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Environment Minister

The call was made in a statement issued in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Monday, April 15, 2024, by Dr Emeka Elemike, FUPRE Centre Director, and Mr Okezi Odugala, Deputy Director/External Partnership Liaison, FUPRE-CSD.

The centre reiterated its commitment to change the nation’s narratives by driving innovative research and capacity building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa Union Sustainable Development Agenda 2063.

According to the centre, of importance is the implementation of UN-SDGs 17, which calls for partnership between government, civil societies and the private sector to deliver sustainable development globally.

To this end, it announced its forthcoming third roundtable on sustainable development, themed: “Climate Change and Energy Transition – Gain or Pain?”

It says a mix of civil societies and academia have been selected to discuss the present energy crisis challenging the socio-economic and environmental development of the nation.

The roundtable, it says, is expected to proffer sustainable solutions for societal well-being.

To widen its spheres of operations, the centre shall be launching its FUPRE Eco-Green Campaign with an emphasis on tree planting.

The centre said this would help to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The roundtable is slated for April 22.

By Mercy Neme

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