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Nigeria pledges support for the UN’s clean cooling campaign to combat global warming

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World leaders have received assurances from the federal government that the nation is fully committed to Clean Cooling, an energy plan that was approved at the UN Climate Change Summit now taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The guarantee was given by Dr. Mustapha Abdullåhi, the Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), during a high-level meeting that was attended by world leaders and other important stakeholders on climate change.

Dr. Abdullahi emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to the program during his speech at the Global Cooling Pledge event, which was recently supported by the commission in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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According to him, the nation’s premier energy agency is well-positioned to spearhead a new energy economy that aligns with international best practices.

“We recently conducted a one-day course on Air Conditioners Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MVE) for government personnel tasked with upholding standards in our position as the leading body in Nigeria’s energy industry.

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The overall goal of this project, which was carried out in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was to hasten the switchover of residential and commercial buildings to energy-efficient air conditioners (ACs) that use low-GWP refrigerant.

“This kind of effort really fits in with my nation’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) climate ambitions.

But the upcoming climate change conference in Dubai has expanded the purview of our activity as a nation and as a prominent voice in Africa.

“I promise you all that Nigeria will lead the charge in urging other African countries to join this global commitment to lessen the catastrophic effects of climate change-related global warming.” Then Dr. Abdullahi said.

In light of global warming and emissions, the ECN Director-General also used the roundtable discussion to reaffirm President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to vigorously pursuing an energy policy that is climate-friendly.

The United Nations launched the Global Cooling Pledge in an effort to lower carbon emissions and raise the Minimum Energy Performance (MEP) to 1.5°C worldwide.

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is currently serving as the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Ms. Inger Anderson, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), are among the attendees at the session.


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