By Seun Adams
As part of preparation for Nigeria’s participation at Conference of Parties (COP27), the Federal Government through the Minister of Environment Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi, has assured that every stakehokder will be carried along in the forthcoming Climate Change all inclusive global meeting.
The Minister spoke when he received the climate touch of Justice from climate change advocate organisation Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDEVNET), in his office in Abuja.
According to him, this has become imperative in order to voice the concern of Nigerians most especially women and children who are more vulnerable and affected by climate changes due to flood, desertification and environmental pollution.
The Minister who received the members of the organisation chanting “what do you want? Climate justice and when do you want it? Now now” commended the group and promised them that their voice would be presented during the COP 27 event which would be taking place in Sharm EL- Sheikh, Egypt from 6th – 18th November stressing that their views would be discussed during the event.
He said: “We heard your voice, we heard your advocacy and your issues would be taken into consideration during the COP 27.”
The group presented to the Minister, the Climate Justice Touch as part of the activities line up to create awareness about the event.
In his remark, the Research Officer of the Organization, Mr. Lucky Abeng, disclosed that the organization want to present the voice of rural communities during the COP 27, saying the Organization is supported by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), who are in support of African countries participation at the event.
It would be recalled that the Minister of Environment recently briefed the media as part of public awareness and unveiled the emblem “Nigeria at COP27 SHARM EL- SHEIKH 2022 EGYPT’’ to signifies Nigeria’s readiness to participate.