UN High-level Champion For COP 26 Visits Nigeria
Kaduna , Northwest Nigeria
The United Nations High Level Champion for COP26, Nigel Topping, visited Nigeria from the 14th to 16th June, to engage with government on the implementation of national climate change plans, including the Nationally Determined Contributions, Energy transition Plan and Climate Change Act, and ramp up ambition towards meeting Nigeria’s net-zero by 2060 goal.
Topping was appointed the UK Government’s High Level Climate Champion for COP 26 in January 2020 to help drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities and regions on climate change and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
During his visit, he met with top government officials, leading private and financial sector leaders, civil society organisations and climate change activists across Abuja and Lagos, and discussed the opportunities of a green transition, understand the challenges and how to overcome them as well as advance the UK government’s overall effort to boost climate action in Nigeria.