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Environment experts assure more commitment to tackle climate change

Environment experts in Abuja have assured more commitments towards tackling climate change in Nigeria.

They said this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria (AEIAN) award and luncheon to mark their end of the 7th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting.

The theme of the conference is:” Impact Assessment: Climate Resilience, Financing and Environmental Sustainability.”

Prof. Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu, the President of AEIAN, who is one of the awardees said that climate change is a global issue that needs to be deliberated upon for solutions.

“We have been working on advocacy on climate change where we involve school children plant trees to mitigate climate change so I believe this award will spur me and the association to do more.

“We are also looking at mitigation measures, things that can help us to mitigate climate change, planting of trees.

“There are so many things we can do we try to remove plastic pollution from the ocean because the trees and ocean are one of the things we can use to mitigate climate change,” she said.

The president urged every participant to strive towards environmental sustainability.

Dr John Alonge, a retired director of Environmental Assessment, Federal Ministry of Environment, one of the awardees said that the award was a call for more service.

“This is an association that looks at developmental activities at projects level, planning policy and programme level.

“This is an association that looks at the consequential levels of proposed projects putting the plights of citizens at heart,” he said.

Mr Robert Eze, Chief Operating Officer, PGM Nigeria Ltd., an awardee said that a lot of trainings on the issue of climate change had been carried out by his company.

He noted that climate change is a global phenomenon that needs to be tackled with utmost urgency.

NAN further reports that the association gave categories of the awards ranging from service sponsorship, corporate and partnership awards to 25 environment experts.

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