Friday, April 19, 2024

Lagos State Unveils #ECOnomyLagos to Tackle Climate Change

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The Workplace of the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Local weather Change and Round Financial system has introduced the official launch of #ECOnomyLagos, a groundbreaking platform geared toward addressing the urgent challenges of local weather change via strategic financial improvement initiatives in Lagos.

Led by Titilayo Oshodi, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Local weather Change and Round Financial system, the launch occasion heralded a brand new period of sustainable development and innovation.

Titilayo Oshodi underscored the pressing must harness the financial potential inherent within the round economic system, emphasising its capability to generate employment, enhance authorities income, and mitigate carbon emissions in Lagos. In response to her, the statistics concerning the threats of local weather change in Lagos are worrisome, however she added that on the flip facet, there are financial alternatives price greater than 2.7 billion {dollars}.

The occasion, themed ‘The ECOnomy of Lagos: Alternatives, Challenges, and Unlocking Methods, drew stakeholders from throughout the sectors to view the challenges of local weather change from an financial lens and devise methods to develop extra companies that may depend on waste as manufacturing uncooked supplies.

Notable attendees embrace:

  • Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the State Authorities
  • Honourable Commissioner for Financial Planning and Finances, who served because the Chief Host
  • Honourable Commissioner for Power and Mineral Sources
  • Honourable Lanre Afinni, Member Lagos State Home of Meeting and Chairman Home Committee on Atmosphere
  • MD of LAWMA, Muyiwa Gbadegesin
  • DG, Lagos Sports activities Fee, Lekan Fatodu

Along with authorities officers, key stakeholders within the round economic system worth chain graced the event, together with:

Olugbenga Adebola, President, Affiliation of Waste Administration of Nigeria, Gbolahan Yusuf, Chancellor of WAMASON

Representatives from the Federal Ministry of Atmosphere, the personal sector, academia, and civil society additionally contributed to the colourful discussions and shared their insights on advancing round economic system initiatives in Lagos.

Moreover, the occasion was honoured by the presence of esteemed conventional rulers, together with the ONIBA of IBA, the Onigbogbo of Igbogbo, and the Oloja of Epe, underscoring the significance of neighborhood engagement and conventional management in sustainable improvement efforts.

The energetic participation of sustainability groups from distinguished monetary establishments akin to FCMB and Sterling Financial institution additional highlighted the rising recognition throughout the personal sector of the position they play in driving sustainable enterprise practices.

The launch of #ECOnomyLagos marks a big milestone in Lagos’ quest for sustainability and financial resilience. Because the initiative features momentum, it’s poised to foster collaboration, drive innovation, and catalyse transformative change in direction of a greener, extra affluent future for all Lagosians.

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