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Reps target $1bn climate funding at Dubai summit

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The House of Representatives Committee on Environment’s Deputy Chairman, Hon. Terseer Ugbor, has announced that the committee’s goal at the next 28th Conference of Parties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is to get a $1 billion financing commitment for Nigeria.

He made this statement at the National Council on Climate Change and Oxfam Nigeria held a one-day workshop for national stakeholders before to COP28.

Rep. Terseer Ugbor (@TerseerUgbor) / X

“Nigeria’s target at the COP28 would be to secure sustainable funding mechanisms to support climate adaptation initiatives and ensure their successful implementation, while also enhancing the capacity and technical skills of stakeholders involved in climate adaptation to effectively address climate challenges,” he said.

The Climate Justice Lead for Nigeria at Oxfam, Kenneth Akpan, stressed the urgency for climate action, affirming Oxfam’s ongoing commitment to supporting Nigeria in this regard.

He emphasized the necessity for Nigeria to unite and present a unified stance at COP28 to enhance its chances of securing crucial climate funding.

Also, the Director General of the National Council on Climate Change, Dr. Dahiru Salisu, echoed similar sentiments, highlighting the significance of the workshop in aligning Nigeria’s efforts to present a unified front at the conference.

Dr. Salisu emphasized the country’s need to strive collectively to secure funding from its partners.

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