ESG & rain forest preservation: Zuriel speak at US-Africa Summit in Washington DC
Concerned about the neglect of the delicate balance Africa’s rainforests provide in the global Climate equation and against the backdrop of the US – Africa Summit initiated by the Biden Administration, Zuriel Oduwole met with President George Weah, whose country also has a percentage of rainforests on the continents.
Open to building partnerships that can make a measurable difference in Liberia, President George Weah first congratulated Zuriel on her award received earlier in September, presented to her by the 8th Secretary General of the UN – Ban Ki-Moon, for her measurable development work over the last 10 years.
President Weah reiterated to Zuriel his concerns about the little attention being paid to smaller nations, when it comes to the climate challenge, especially since smaller nations contribute a very small percentage of the greenhouse gases, compared to larger economies – who are also seen to have louder voices and longer reaches, in receiving climate mitigation support and assistance.
Zuriel hopes to visit Liberia in the near future at the invitation of the government, to see, learn and experience the challenges, before proffering her solution to the immediate climate challenges facing the nation, as she has done for other countries over the last many months. She would also speak to students at the country’s University, about their needed roles in climate mitigation.