The German government has said that addressing climate change and doing everything possible to mitigate its consequences is a top priority.
Acting Consul General of the country’s mission in Lagos, Marton Köver made this known during a press conference organised by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) ahead of the West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference 2022 (WACEE’22).
WACEE 2022 is expected to hold in-person from Oct. 19 – 21 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, having been held virtually in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The theme for this year is “Catalysing Sustainable Investments.”
According to Köver, the conference would provide a platform for over 1500 visitors and over 50 exhibitors in the clean energy, water, and circular economy sectors. He noted that having an event that brings together “saving the planet,” strengthening the economy and creating economic ties is like “having the best of both worlds.”
He maintained that the consulate in Lagos and the German Foreign Service across West Africa would give WACEE 2022 all the support it needs to succeed.
“For all Nigerian businesses and everyone who is a stakeholder in these different sectors; circular economy, water and renewable energy, this will be a key event you will be proud to be a part of,” he said.
Speaking further, he said, “Nigeria has been for many decades, one of the economic partners of Germany in Africa, as witnessed by the number of German businesses and historic ties.
He explained that Germany remains one of the world leaders in developing industries with regard to renewable energy, adding that German companies in Nigeria are committed to building sustainable partnerships and innovation.
Story was adapted from NNN.