GLOBE Makes Case for Collaboration to Tackle Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Desertification
The President of GLOBE Nigeria, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has called for stakeholders involved in implementing the three Rio Conventions(climate change, biodiversity, and desertification) in Nigeria to complement each others work to ensure a more impactful result.
Onuigbo was speaking during GLOBE’s “Post-COP27: Action Points for an Integrated Approach to Addressing Climate, Nature, and Desertification in Nigeria,” round table which held in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 29, 2022.
The lawmaker who emphasised that there there is an intersection between all three conventions stressed that “addressing all three in an aggregated manner produces a result that is sustainable and more beneficial to the world. For instance, in making efforts to combat desertification (itself a byproduct of climate change) through land restoration and afforestation efforts, we ultimately provide a carbon sink for greenhouse gases mitigation, and address biodiversity loss. In the same vein, proper biodiversity governance efforts will mitigate climate change and forestall desertification.” He therefore called for collaboration that will break the practice of working in silos.
The event which was attended by stakeholders from the National Agency for the Great Green Wall, the REDD+ programme, the National Bureau of Statistics, the department of drought and desertification management, Ministry of Environment, legislators, and international agencies such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office of the British Government rose with the mandate to break down walls and ensure more collaboration. GLOBE is to lead on this front and create a seamless link for MDAs, civil society, youths, etc., to interact with legislators in order to effect action.