At the early hours of today, Tuesday 8th June 2021,the 8th Lagos state International climate change summit was held in Lagos state and was organized by the Lagos state ministry of environment.
Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu being present in the summit Unveiled a five-year Lagos State Climate Action Plan, a policy document that will make the state project impactful,coordinate responses and achieve resilience under challenging climate conditions till 2025.
After the climate change policy and action plan succeeded in the year 2015,then the second five-year plan 2020-2025 is an updated action document by Lagos state after the landmark Paris climate change conference, which caption the state’s vision for achieving a zero-carbon Lagos.
The impacts of the increased of natural disasters was felt across the world in the past few year that climate change is no longer a speculative danger but a real phenomenal threat to the safety of the human and it’s environment.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu,the Lagos state governor went to explain further, the reason behind the plan, he said Lagos state topography and proximity to Atlantic ocean is the reason, the Governor also stated that ‘Lagosians’ are vulnerable to adverse events resulting from natural causes,to facilitate proactive response and clear strategy in mitigating the effects of global warming on the environment and the state’s economy.”