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German envoy seeks collaboration to address climate change effects in Nigeria

By Ngozi Egenuka
20 October 2022   |   3:53 am
The Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, Katharina Felgenhauer, has harped on the importance of private and public sector collaboration to tackle climate change effects in Nigeria.

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The Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, Katharina Felgenhauer, has harped on the importance of private and public sector collaboration to tackle climate change effects in Nigeria. 

She noted that Nigeria is currently experiencing challenges from the impact of climate change, like flooding.

This was disclosed at the West African Clean Energy and Environment (WACEE) Summit 2022, themed, ‘Catalysing Sustainable Investments’ in Lagos, yesterday.

Felgenhauer said the conference aimed to promote sustainable investment in energy, adding that WACEE is a platform for exchange of conversations between experts and beneficiaries, to produce practical and sustainable solutions.

She said: “For the first time in 10 years, WACEE is taking place in Lagos, bringing together the right partners to catalyse sustainable investments.”
 
The event focused on clean energy, water and circular economy and featured exhibitors from around the world. 

German Consul General in Lagos, Weert Börner, emphasised the need for Africa to invest in green and sustainable energy, saying the event is a great catalyst for such projects. 

He noted that many companies in Germany, especially SMEs, are involved in improving the ecological footprint of their production, as a way of providing solutions to challenges in the environment. 

Consul General, Consulate of Switzerland in Nigeria, Thomas Schneider, stated that COVD-19 showed the world that today’s challenge doesn’t end at national borders.

He noted that climate change, which is a global issue, requires international collaboration and technological solutions.