President Muhammadu Buhari to attend Paris Peace Summit, Climate Change Conference.
Written by News Room on October 31, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Glasgow, Scotland to attend the Climate Change Conference and the Paris Peace Summit.
Buhari is expected to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment for Heads of State and Government at the conference on Tuesday, November 2.
The presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said Buhari would highlight Nigeria’s key priorities and action to tackle climate change as well as progress on the country’s transition to a low carbon economy, consistent with achieving the Paris Climate Agreement.
The conference, hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy, will bring parties together to help accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement as well as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
COP 26 will afford a unique opportunity for the Nigerian delegation to work with other parties to make progress on the main goals of the conference including securing global net-zero by mid-century and keeping 1.5C within reach; adapting to protect communities and natural habitats as well as mobilising the much-needed finances to meet the set targets.
In Glasgow, President Buhari will participate in some side-line events hosted by US President, Joe Biden and French President, Emmanuel Macron.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State, Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retired) and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
President Buhari is expected back in the country after the engagements.