Onuigbo Confirmed As One Of 30 Global Climate Change Leaders
Member, Governing Board (South-East) and Chairman, Committee on Security, Climate Change and Special Interventions, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Rep. Sam Onuigbo, has been confirmed by New York-based Business Insider as one of the 30 Top Global Leaders on climate change.
In a year when the world has felt the worst impacts of climate change leading NASA to declare this year as the hottest year ever since 1880, Onuigbo has been recognised as championing collectivism, community, and accountability in a global collaboration to address the existential issues associated with climate change.
According to Business Insider, its 30 Global Climate Leaders’ list “showcases an electric mix of dedicated climate leaders—whether they are on the front lines, in the board room, at the policy table, or in the classroom.”
Onuigbo’s award was based on his leadership on climate action in Africa and across the world, and a growing commitment to continue to drive just climate action globally.
Accepting the recognition, Onuigbo in his Call to Action said: “Science and events around us tell us that our world will be destroyed if we do not take action immediately. So, there is no time for more talk. *This should be all about *Action, Action!*”
Recall that Rep. Onuigbo sponsored Nigeria’s Climate Change Act and has subsequently been at the forefront of driving climate action in Nigeria, Africa, and the world, including recently championing conversations on engendering fossil fuels divestment in Africa and a structured transition to renewables.