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LASG set for 9th Climate Change Summit

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The Lagos State Government says it is set for the ninth edition of its Climate Change Summit.

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, stated this at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos ahead of the summit .

According to Bello, the summit, which will take place from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, will be action-oriented because the government has decided to do things differently.

Bello said that for the government to achieve a robust summit, it co-opted the Organised Private Sector (OPS) from the planning stage to the delivery of the Summit.

“This is in recognition of the impact of the OPS to economic growth in Lagos and our resolve to mainstream climate action in the next phase of the developmental agenda in Lagos state.

“It is also an affirmative action in the support of the role of the private sector in mitigating the effects of climate change,” Bello said.

He said that the theme of the 2022 edition of the Summit is “Integrating Climate Actions in Lagos State Development; Investment Opportunities and Trade-offs”.

According to him, the theme demonstrates the effect of climate action on the state and how new vistas of opportunities can be developed.

The commissioner said that the state government inaugurated the Lagos State Climate Action Plan at the eighth edition of the summit in 2021.

He said that the projected agenda embedded in that plan was aimed at charting a course towards achieving net zero emissions; that is zero carbon emission in Lagos by 2050.

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