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A Presidential Town Hall on Climate Change and Environmental Concerns
February 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2023 General Elections and the Quest for a Greener Nigeria
We notice that while the well-being of the environment is a critical factor in a nation where most citizens depend directly on it for their existence, and climate change, pollution, and deforestation are daily threatening the capacity of the earth to function optimally, this issue has not been topical in the election conversation.
The challenges of climate change in Nigeria have intensified in recent years. Nigerian being one of the most impacted frontline countries, has seen an accelerated rate of desertification and flooding, twin manifestations that have seriously threatened security, and food sufficiency. Similarly, the production of crude oil and gas has resulted in profound destruction of the environment, especially in the Niger Delta. 12 years after the release of the United Nations Environment Programme report on the state of the Ogoni Environment, no significant action has been taken to remediate and curtail further oil pollution in the region.
This Town Hall Meeting has the objective of providing a platform for presidential candidates in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria to discuss their plans and strategies for addressing critical environmental and climate challenges facing the country with Nigerian electorates.
10am WAT, 7th February 2023
Livestream will be available!