Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Tuesday, said the state government was committed to partner with the private sector in mitigating the impact of climate change, as well as encourage adaptation and develop sustainable bonds.
The governor spoke at the opening Ceremony of the 19th Lagos International Climate Change Summit themed ‘Integrating Climate action in Lagos Development: Investment opportunities and trade-offs’ held, in Lagos State.
While giving his Keynote address, the governor who was represented by his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, said Lagos State had continued to deal with climate change issues while thinking globally and acting locally, and urged Lagosians to join hands to build Lagos of their dream as well as a resilient future.
Commissioner For Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the summit was an affirmative action in support of the role of the private sector in mitigating the effects of climate change and economic growth in Lagos and the commitment of the state government to mainstream climate action in the next phase of the developmental agenda of Lagos State.
In their goodwill messages, special guests at the event said the impact of climate change is not only environmental but social, economical, among others and that it is time to partner to launch the Lagos Green funds to combat climate change, implementing policies as well as improve emergency response.