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Sanwo-Olu justifies inclusion of vulnerable groups in climate action

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for inclusion of the vulnerable groups in activities targeting mitigation of climate change.

The governor said that climate action must be inclusive adding that campaigners should ensure the marginalized and vulnerable groups such as women, the youth, indigenous peoples, and other underrepresented communities must be carried along in the action against climate change impacts.

Governor Sanwo-Olu made the justification for the vulnerable through his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat during the closing ceremony of the 10th Lagos International Climate Change Summit held at Victoria Island, late last week.

He also called for a continuous increased and sustained climate financing to mitigate Climate Change challenges.

On climate financing the governor noted that governments, financial institutions and international organizations must work collaboratively to bridge the financing gap.

Said he: “We are committed to fostering a supportive environment for climate finance and local adaptation initiatives, ensuring that all efforts are aligned with the insights and expertise shared”.

He applauded the resolve of participants to work hand in hand with all stakeholders to transform the discussions into concrete actions that will benefit communities and environment.

The governor added that participants have also learnt that accelerating climate finance is not merely about mobilizing funds but ensuring that these resources reach those who need them most saying, it is about creating financial instruments that are accessible, equitable, and effective.

He noted that experts have highlighted innovative financing mechanisms, from green bonds to climate insurance, and the importance of leveraging both public and private sector investments.

According to him, Lagos State Government would continue to prioritize capacity building and knowledge sharing by empowering local communities with the skills, tools, and knowledge they need to develop and implement adaptation strategies.

He said the government is determined to continually strengthen policy frameworks and regulatory environments to support climate action, and remain steadfast in our commitment to inclusivity and equity.


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