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By Uche Chukwuma – Ugbejie
Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved the participation of the Ministry of Environment in Cop 27 Conference in Egypt.
Chief Godspower Asiuwhu, Commissioner for Environment in the state, made this known to newsmen in Asaba, the state capital.
He said the move was to tackle the global challenge of climate change in the state.
Chief Asiuwhu led the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Mrs Mininie Oseji, with other delegates from the state to the United Nations Framework Convention ( UNFCCC- Cop 27 ) Conference, holding in SHARM EL-SHEILK, Egypt.
Asiuwhu said the conference would have delegates from different part of the country to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and Convention.
He said that it was expected at Cop 27 that Government would evaluate progress on climate pledges, centered around cutting emissions, phasing out of fossils fuels, ramping up renewable energy used and ensuring that richer countries support poorer nations in bearing the impact of climate change.
He added that with the Lifestyle for Environment at COP 27, delivering for people and the Planet, that the ongoing convention was to impact knowledgeable ways on Climate Change on the environment.
The commissioner said that “a collaborative climate and innovation exchange-zero-carbon future pavilion is where climate advocates believed that government officials, industry leaders and experts from around the world would take on the hardest climate and energy questions, explore solutions and highlight opportunities to transform the global energy to address climate change.”