The Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) on Friday, November 6, officially launched the women-led climate solutions in Nigeria at COP 26 Nigeria Pavilion in Glasgow.
The unveiling, was witnessed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye Aderonke and a host of other prominent Nigerian delegates at the conference.
The Executive Director, Titi Akosa in her remarks while unveiling the book, emphasised the role of women in addressing the climate change crisis in Nigeria, affirming that women have what it takes to address climate change.
She explained that the women-led climate solutions is a compilation aimed at promoting and showcasing solutions targeted towards addressing more equitable and sustainable ways to climate change crisis.
Akosa stated that despite women being disproportionately affected by climate change, they play a crucial role in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The compilation, represents the knowledge and capability of women in crafting effective climate change solutions for the benefit of all.
The women-led local climate solutions identified and documented women experiences as well as resources towards engaging climate change concerns for optimal inclusion into Nigeria’s climate finance strategy. It involves start-ups and existing projects or ideas across all states in Nigeria.
The document focused on capturing solutions addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation which aligns with the priority sectors of Nigeria’s National Determined Contributions (NDCs) namely: Agriculture, Transport, Energy, Waste Management, and Water and sanitation.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire while unveiling the document, stated that the solutions will address climate change issues in tandem with SDG goals.
She pledged more Government’s commitment towards climate change adaptation programmes in the country.
Similarly, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who led the state delegation, commended the initiative and also noted that the state government is committed to tackling the various environmental challenges, including climate change.