UK Expresses Concern Over Carbon Emission In Nigeria Due To Climate Change Impact

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June 5, 2017 – UK Expresses Concern Over Carbon Emissions In Nigeria Due To Climate Change Impact

UK High Commission to Nigeria has expressed concerns over the influence of carbon emissions in Nigeria due to climate change impact.

Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet Thompson during the event to commemorate World Environment Day (WED), organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja advised the country to strive and protect the environment to achieve sustainable development.

The 2017 WED was themed, “Connecting with nature.” She noted that even though the country is endowed with good vegetation and human resources, “there are challenges about getting right-security, transport access, and facilities and protecting the nature will be key to sustaining it. As a tourist attraction -no one will want to come and see a decayed broken landscape.”

While quoting the 2011 Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI), Thompson said the country could lose Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of between 6 per cent and 30 per cent by 2050 due to climate change. She further estimated the loss to an amount between $100 to 460 billion.

“Agriculture and farming, which are the key focus for economic development in Nigeria, give daily opportunity to connect with nature. Nigeria’s focus on rebuilding its agricultural capacity growth would help to provide more employment and earning opportunities .“For 2017, theme could not have come to at a better time than this-

“For 2017, the theme could not have come at a better time than this, time to rethink just how much time spend ‘in nature’, how much nature nourishes ‎us daily and throughout our lives.

“Around the globe, billions are fed by nature itself, from the dependence on natural water to the fertile soils in the grounds in which our food are grown. Everyone and everything eat from the surplus of the ground.Unfortunately, those down the food chain are the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, from climate change, loss of biodiversity and policies”.

“Unfortunately, those down the food chain are the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, from climate change, loss of biodiversity and policies,” Thompson added.

3 thoughts on “UK Expresses Concern Over Carbon Emission In Nigeria Due To Climate Change Impact

  1. PROF EMERITUS FRENEN DYSON OF SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES ,INST OF ADVANCE STUDY AND FELLOW OF ROYAL SOCIETY ARGUED AND FAULTED THE INDICES OF MEASURING CLIMATE CONTROL.PROF EMERITUS ANTONIO ZICHICHI OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS STATES THAT THE CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHNGE IS UNKNOWN AND PROF ANTHONY LUPO OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ,US STATES IS A NATURAL OCCURENCE THAT HAS BEEN AND WILL BE..WHO WE GO BELIEVE NAH..EVEN WITH EMMISSIONS OF CO2 EVERYWHERE..WE NEED DIVERSIFY BY SEEKING OTHER ENERGY RESOURCES LIKE WIND MILL AND SOLAR

  2. Why will concerns of UK to Nigeria matters to anyone?, you people are never interested in the welfare of Nigeria, you patched this together and called it Nigeria for your own gain.

  3. Thank you Mon. Britain is the main cause of Nigeria’s problems. If you check, all the nations colonized by Britain have problems. They come to your land and take your natural resources, pollute the land as Shell BP is doing in Nigeria. If not internal wars, it is military coups and they side with the faction they know they can easily deceive. The Arab Israeli conflict started when Lord Balfor of Britain by the word of mouth ceded the Palestinian land to Israel in 1946 a year after the second world war. Although Biblically, the land belongs to the Israelites before they were scattered all over the world. Like Mon said, Britain was never interested in the welfare of Nigeria. The amalgamation of Nigeria was done for their own convenience.

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