We are the hardest hit by consequences of climate change - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria is the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change as the country, “see in the sustained droughts in


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We are the hardest hit by consequences of climate change - Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari, speaking at 77th Session Of The United Nations, UN General Assembly


President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria is the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change as the country, “see in the sustained droughts in Somalia and floods of unprecedented severity in Pakistan”.

Fresh Angle International can report that President Buhari, made the declaration today, Wednesday September 21, at the General Debate of The 77th Session Of The United Nations, UN General Assembly.

He stated: “The measures we took at the national level also require climate justice. Africa and other developing nations produce only a small proportion of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to industrial economies.

These and other climate-related occurrences are now sadly becoming widely commonplace in the developing world. We are, in effect, literally paying the price for policies that others pursue. This needs to change.

“At the #COP26 in Glasgow last year, I did say that Nigeria was not asking for permission to make the same mistakes that others have made in creating the climate emergency.

“Fortunately, we now know what we can do to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis and the related energy challenge. As a first step, we must all commit to releasing the financing and the technology to create a stable and affordable framework for energy transition.

“Development Finance Institutions must prioritise de-risking energy projects to improve access of renewable projects to credit facilities. There should be no countries “left behind” in this equation.

“Rocketing energy costs worldwide are, in part, the product of conflict and supply disruptions to Europe and the Americas. Yet, we are all paying the price. It is, therefore, our expectation that this UNGA 77 & the upcoming COP 27 will help galvanise the political will required to drive action towards the fulfilment of the various existing climate change initiatives.

“Another feature of the last decade has been the growing partnership between states and the increasingly influential non-state actors.

“There was a time when the most important event at this Assembly was the speech by the world’s most powerful leaders. Now a Tweet or Instagram post by an influencer on social or environmental issues may have greater impact”.


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