As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in September 2014, New York. This Summit will be a different kind of Climate Summit. It is aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy. The Summit will come one year before countries aim to conclude a global climate agreement in 2015 through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Although the 2014 Climate Summit is not part of the negotiating process, countries have recognized the value of the Summit.
As Heads of States gather in New York City for this historic summit on climate change, people around the world will gather in their local communities add their voice to demand action and to change the course of history. Hundreds of people are expected to march in Lagos State in solidarity with the Peoples Climate March, New York City to call for a stronger and binding climate treaty in the world.
In Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, through Governor Babatunde Fashola to:
· Act with urgency in the fight against climate change
· To create a future with clean air, a healthy environment, good jobs, and resilience in the face of a changing climate for our children and people of Nigeria
· Promote intergenerational equity and meaning youth participation in all the design and implementation of climate change adaptation and migration programmes
· Legally binding solutions that reduce national greenhouse gas emissions to levels consistent with scientific recommendations that prevent the worst impacts of human induced climate change
Monday, September 22, 9am.
Meeting point is Allen Roundabout, moving to the Governor’s office to present our own position toward the UN Climate Summit going on in NY, then to Ndubusi Garden where we are going to be have closing talks and networking.
In love with nature? Join the march!!!