The Edo State Government has promised major stakeholders in the environmental sector that it remains committed to responsible commodity production as well as the initiation and implementation of vital initiatives for forest protection and regeneration.
The resolution for sustainable practices was highlighted by Churchill Oboh, the Acting Team Lead, Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP) who led the Cop28 team representing Edo State, at the Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
According to Oboh, proactive measures have been taken by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to foster responsible production of commodities, robust forest protection and conservation and a steadfast commitment to sustainable and responsible land use practices.
He said that the Edo Team at the event engaged in strategic dialogues with esteemed developmental partners, including the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), which is focused on protecting and restoring forests and supporting policy reforms for more sustainable land use.
“Others include Mercuria, a pioneering force in investing and developing innovative forms of low carbon energy, with which we share Edo’s goal of encouraging lower carbon energy production and advancing sustainable transportation practices.
Speaking further, he said “the collaboration extended to Pollination, a distinguished global climate change advisory and investment firm. Standing at the forefront of accelerating the transition towards a net-zero and climate-resilient future, Pollination provides Edo State with invaluable expertise and support in navigating the complexities of climate change initiatives. This collaborative effort reinforces the region’s commitment to proactive and impactful climate action.”
Story was adapted from Thisday.