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Summit seeks support for farmers on climate change challenges

The Punch logo The Punch 20/06/2021 The Punch
Published 14 June 2021

The participants at the just concluded Lagos 8th International Climate Change Summit have recommended that the government establish a climate change foundation to address climate change challenges in the state.

This was expressed in a communique released by the summit which was made available on Sunday.

It urged the state government to put in place “appropriate framework for accessing climate finance, utilizing the direct and indirect strategies for raising climate capital.”

It added, “The state government should put in place plans of action to support farmers in adopting climate-resilient agricultural practices and also put in place mechanisms for improved collaboration with other states to attain and sustain food security for the citizens of the state.

“The government should promote climate smart and eco-friendly agricultural practice and promote zero waste as well as explore the potential for bio-energy generation.

“Lagos State Government should, as part of its affirmative action, implement gender based initiatives targeted at empowering women to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

“The state government should take advantage of the human capacity available within the tertiary institutions in the state to support research and innovation to generate new evidence and/or tools for health and to validate existing knowledge.”

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