18 March 2011
A ground-breaking joint initiative between the Global Climate Network's Nigerian member organisation and the country's Industry and Commerce Ministry will lead to an industrial strategy to promote low-carbon development in Nigeria, it was announced on Friday (18th March 2011).
The initiative was launched during a high-level event organised by the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED-Nigeria) in Abuja, the first in six different countries, resulting from a study by the Global Climate Network to identify the key elements of such a strategy.
Speaking at the event, Dr Ewah Eleri, ICEED's director said, 'the low carbon industrial strategy will articulate government and private sector actions that lead to rapid industrialisation through low carbon emission technologies'.
Representatives from several government ministries, industry, finance and academia resolved to set up a multi-stakeholder committee to develop a low carbon industrialisation blue-print for the country.
Press coverage in Nigeria.
Andrew Pendleton, Associate Director, ippr and Convenor of the Global Climate Network: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors.
1. The Global Climate Network (GCN) is a collaboration of independent, influential and progressive research and policy organisations in countries key to tackling climate change. Together, members of GCN are committed to addressing the constraints faced by sovereign governments in agreeing international action.