78th UNGA: Salako to address global community on strategic partnership, bilateral collaboration  

Sep 18, 2023 - 22:44
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78th UNGA: Salako to address global community on strategic partnership, bilateral collaboration  
Minister of State Environment Dr Iziaq Kunle Salako

By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 

The Minister of State for Environment,  Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako, will be representing President Bola Tinubu, at high level meeting for nature and people, at the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Dr. Salako will be participating in the 78th United Nations General Assembly to seek strategic partnership, billateral collaboration and on behalf Tinubu, update the global community of Nigeria's efforts at climate mitigation and adaptation. 

The Minister will demonstrate Nigeria leading role in Africa and in the West Africa sub-region on the conservation and sustainable use of "marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (The high seas). 

Dr. Salako will also participate in the UN Secretary-General's Climate Ambition Summit to join other world leaders to talk about key climate action, targets and milestones like Nationally Determined Contributions, Energy Transition Plans, fossil fuel phase out plans, renewable energy targets and economic wide plans on climate adaptation and resilience. 

In addition, he is scheduled to participate in the Commonwealth Ministers of Environment and Climate Meeting, High Ambition for the High Seas, High level event on building economies for the future and similar multilateral high level events. He will also hold billateral meetings with colleague ministers from other countries and development partners within the environment and climate change thematic areas. 

Overall, the minister stated that he "hopes to focus international attention and mobilize more support for the ambitious climate agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to end the super dependence of Nigeria on fossil fuel".

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