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Stakeholders seek solutions to global energy challenges


For drivers of sustainable energy practice and development, there is a need for operators to co-create solutions to address global energy challenges within their contexts.

This was the view of stakeholders, preparatory to this year’s edition of Energy Sustainability Conference.Speaking about the conference, the Chairman of Energy Institute Nigeria, Osten Olorunsola said: “The dual challenge of meeting the demand and the supply side of energy on one hand, as well as being environmentally responsible and sustainable on the other hand, simply means that industry practitioners have to devise a means of pulling in two opposite directions at the same time.

“This is the reason we gather all players across the energy spectrum to co-create solutions to global energy challenges”. Themed “Energy Landscape: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities”, and scheduled to hold from today in Lagos, operators noted that the conference presents a platform for all stakeholders within the energy industry to discuss, share ideas, and make valuable recommendations that will enhance further growth and development of the sector.

Reiterating its undertaking to be Africa’s leading investor by 2022, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner to Africa, Emma Wade-Smith, said: “Promoting the merits of Nigeria and the broader African continent as an economic partner, means advancing one of the continent’s most prosperous sectors to realize its optimal potential. Our priority is one of solving long-term issues, opportunities for sustainable development and shared prosperity. Earlier this year, we announced we would host an Africa Investment Summit in London; an event that will bring together businesses and governments to promote both the investment opportunities across Africa and the scale of the UK’s investment offer.”

In June, the UK government became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050 and advocates for new technology, innovation and best practices for greener, more sustainable energy.Tackling climate change whilst meeting the energy needs of a growing and developing economy is matter of urgency and this dual objective and partnership has a focus of bringing attention to the way we produce and consume energy long term.


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