Climate Action Africa Pushes for Inclusive Climate Solutions in Nigeria

Climate Action Africa (CAA), a leading advocate for climate resilience and sustainable development in Nigeria, has called for a more impactful and inclusive approach to tackling the country’s pressing climate challenges.

It noted that though Africa’s contribution (four per cent emissions) to climate change pales in comparison to those of Asia (49 per cent), and North America (17 per cent), its effects, over the years, have begun to manifest through record climatic shifts. 

With Nigeria facing significant vulnerability to rising temperatures, erratic weather patterns, and environmental degradation, its emphasised the need for a united front across all stakeholder groups to face unique sets of challenges associated with climate change by prioritising local and indigenous solutions. 

“Nigeria’s unique position and vast resources necessitate a comprehensive strategy that leverages the expertise and commitment of every sector,” Co-founder and Executive Director at Climate Action Africa, Grace Mbah noted.

She said, “from government and industry leaders to scientists, community organisations, and individual citizens, we all have a role to play in building a more resilient and sustainable future.”

To begin to tackle these unique issues at various levels, Mbah announced that the upcoming Climate Action Africa Forum 2024 (CAAF24) will foster collaboration in areas like policy development and implementation, innovation and technology, community mobilisation and education, and investment and financing of climate projects. 

Scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2024 in Lagos, CAAF24 will serve as a testament to CAA’s commitment to fostering collaboration through its ability to pull together key stakeholders from across Africa to discuss innovative solutions and develop concrete action plans for tackling climate change. 

The two-day forum is designed to introduce the Deal Room, a dynamic marketplace connecting Africa’s brightest innovators with forward-thinking investors to accelerate impactful deals for climate action and sustainable development. Following the conference, it said CAA will partner with Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator, to provide ongoing support to African innovators in a post-accelerator programme.

“CAAF24 provides a valuable platform for knowledge sharing, collaborative problem-solving, and forging strategic partnerships. By working together, we can ensure that Nigeria, and Africa as a whole, emerges as a leader in building a sustainable and climate-resilient future,” Mbah said. 

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