Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

EU, Partners Mark Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 in Nigeria

Abuja, 21/09/2018 - 10:27, UNIQUE ID: 180921_6
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The European Union, its Member States and partners will again seek to draw attention to Nigeria's climate challenges during the European Climate Diplomacy Week 2018, beginning in Abuja on Monday, 24 September. Key climate-related issues, including renewable energy, food security, water management, waste management and environmental degradation will be in focus during the week. The European Union Delegation in Nigeria and ECOWAS, the Embassies of Germany and France, One Environment, Stop Don't Drop and recycling company, Chanja Datti, are partnering in a number of events to raise public awareness and promote policies and practices for a climate-resilient future.

The Climate Diplomacy Week is a global EU initiative to build relationships with key local actors from governments, business and civil society, and to promote the global transition to a low emissions, resilient and resource efficient economy.

A series of activities have been lined up to mark this year's Climate Diplomacy Week, beginning with a policy dialogue and panel discussion on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Potentials taking place at the International Conference Centre on Monday. There will also be an exhibition on renewable energy solutions and a debate on Essence of Energy Efficiency, targeting the youth.

The Climate Diplomacy Week will also feature the screening of at least three documentaries, "Clean Cook Stove” on Fuel Wood Efficiency, “Fixing the Energy Squander”; and “Swallow” on Nigeria's food security challenges. Also lined up are a discussion with young adults and students from selected secondary schools and Universities in Abuja, focusing on waste recycling and a dialogue on Waste Management in Nigeria: Potentials and Opportunities, as well as a debate on the 'Talanoa Dialogue' and presentations from students on Youth Involvement in Climate Action in Nigeria.

This year, governments and stakeholders from round the world are getting together to assess how far we have come since the Paris Agreement of 2015 and to look at solutions and possibilities to enhance action under the ‘Talanoa Dialogue’.  Taking place throughout 2018, this facilitative process is the first opportunity since Paris to look at our collective efforts so far, as well as opportunities to increase global ambition.

 

For further enquiries:

EU Delegation media inquiries, Press Officer Mr Modestus Chukwulaka, Modestus.CHUKWULAKA@eeas.europa.eu , Tel: +234 9 4617800/7 ext 204

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