The government of the United Kingdom has restated its commitment to mitigating the effects of climate change in Nigeria.
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones, disclosed this at a climate action event in commemoration of the Commonwealth Day which was held at Lufasi Park in Lagos.
Llewellyn-Jones said that the effects of climate change were being experienced and it must be addressed effectively.
In his words, “Climate change is a huge and ongoing challenge and some of the things we are seeing at the moment are already the effects of dangerous climate change, part of which is the temperature change that has already happened.
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“So, we have to look at how some of those dangerous effects and how to adapt and one of the ways of doing that is to build infrastructure that can withstand some of those dangerous climate change effects.
“Some of the money that is being spent is for the prevention of further dangerous climate change which is very important because the impacts are felt most keenly in places like Nigeria, which are vulnerable to climate change and have the least responsibility for the emissions that are causing it.
“There is still a lot of work to do due to the effects of climate change but as ever, we remain committed to ensuring that we overcome every challenge and ensure that we work towards the same course.”
Story was adapted from Enviro News