Mexican Embassy in Nigeria Plans Environmental Seminar
The embassy of Mexico in Nigeria is in the process of planning an environmental seminar in conjunction with the Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies of Nigeria. The seminar hopes to generate a heightened sense of awareness on the environmental issues that Abuja faces today. The seminar is anticipated to spread consciousness on the front of both the Nigerian government and the general public in Nigeria. The seminar will also prepare the country, according to the Ambassador of Mexico in Nigeria, Luis Alberto Barrero Stahl, for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change and the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that will take place in South Africa next month.
COP-17 will emphasize the need to move towards sustainable living on a global level. The environmental seminar will address topics that include sustainability, climate change, mitigation, the distinct and imperative correlation between developing and developed countries, industrialization, and technology. The event is also supported and collaborated by a long list of impressive groups of individuals, particularly the Embassy of Malaysia, the Presidency and Ministry of Environment of the Nigerian government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), State Governors and Legislators, the World Bank, and the High Commissions of South Africa. The conference is said to take place November 28 – December 9.