The governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and economic hub Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday called for improved technology and policy that could assist the country to achieve rapid reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Fashola made this call in his address to participants and stakeholders at the 7th Lagos Climate Change Summit in Lagos.
The Greenhouse gas is the main contributor to global warming and climate change even as we discover newer and cleaner energy sources, the governor told his audience.
“We must always remember that as long as the climate change scourge is human-induced, it can be solved by humans, that is, you and me, he said.
According to the governor, the world economy largely relied on manufacturing techniques that thrived on releasing greenhouse gases at almost every stage of production, transportation, storage, delivery and disposal.
He told his audience that individual use of automobiles also influences the release of high level of carbon dioxide.
Fashola said these linkages between global warming and economic vitality implicated almost every aspect of the global economy.
He said there was the need for honest measures that would connect corporate interests and environmental realities.
The governor said there was work ahead to redirect the path of fundamental dependence on fossil fuel to a system of sustainable and renewable energy.
According to him, there is the need also to begin to look for Climatic Finance and Security Fund if we are to mitigate the damage rising greenhouse gas levels are inflicting on the planet.
Fashola said there was the need to develop the technologies, policies and practices that would make it possible. Enditem