Tinubu Set To Attend COP 28 Summit In Dubai

Tinubu Set To Attend COP28 Summit In Dubai

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Nigeria’s president Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Wednesday head to Dubai United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of the Parties (COP28).

This was revealed in a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed Tuesday.

“Tinubu who will participate in the World Leaders’ Summit on December 1 and 2, 2023, will deliver a national statement highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing,” Ngelale stated.

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According to the statement, the President will promote greater financial and technical support for developing countries at the Leaders’ Summit, which has as its theme “Unite, Act, and Deliver.” He will also remind developed countries of their public commitment to provide $100 billion annually to support localized initiatives to address climate change-related challenges.

Ngelale also revealed that Tinubu will participate in key sideline events, which will further “support the advancement of his avowed commitment to aggressively attract foreign direct investment for enhanced wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country, in addition to other events hosted by the Nigerian delegation.”

Also, the Nigerian delegation to COP28 will actively explore establishing new and deeper bilateral partnerships to implement Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation.

UAE’s hosting of the 2023 (November 30 – December 12) conference makes it the second time in two years that it was held in the Middle East, and the third time it was hosted by a member of OPEC after Qatar in 2012 and Indonesia in 2007.

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Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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