Environmental stakeholders have called on government at all levels to take urgent steps toward addressing the effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission in the country.
They made the call during a one day Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Speaking on the need to develop strategies to quickly address this menace, the World Bank Group Practicing Manager, Benoit Bosquet said Africa will be more vulnerable with more deaths and decreases in agricultural production if steps are not taken to tackle climate change.
“It’s a global challenge, it is a challenge for the whole planet, but some continents will suffer most and the African continent will probably be affected more than any other continent of the world.”
Lending credence to Bospuet’s position, the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril stressed that climate change has been a problem affecting agricultural productivity and the economy at large in the country.
He however promised that concrete measures will be implemented by the Federal Government towards tackling the menace.
Also present at the event, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun while promising to play his role in the fight, challenged industries operating in the state to adopt best practices to mitigate the effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission.
Climate change remains the defining challenge of our time, its effects and threats continue to stare us in the face, the gully erosion in the east and the desert encroachment in the north with its attendant negative effect on food production among other things.