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REPORT ON SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMTE CHANGE ORGANISED BY CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (CELDEV) AT BRITISH COUNIL MULTIPURPOSE HALL KANO-NIGERIA ON SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2009 AT 2:00 PM.
On behalf of centre for education and leadership development, I’m very happy to inform you that this very occasion of the commemoration of the international day of action on climate change was successfully conducted. The day’s activities commenced by 10:30am with radio chat at Radio Freedom House, Kano, Nigeria which gives us a good opportunity to make the action day very loud so that everyone would know about it. The program was delivered by Murtala Adogi Mohammed, the Lead-Co-coordinator, CELDEV-Nigeria where he addressed the missions and targets of 350 Global International climate actions in collaboration with CELDEV-Nigeria and the British Council Kano-Nigeria towards sustainable development strategies and the role of Non-state actors in addressing the challenges of climate change impact.
While the seminar started by 2:00 pm, the Lead-Coordinator, CELDEV-Nigeria presented his paper and discussed many issues concerning global warming in particular and the climate change in general. He also explains the meaning of 350 number and its importance toward the benefits of environment. He addressed the position of greenhouse gases during the past centuries and their present position at the Earth’s atmosphere. He also addressed the role of Non-state actors in addressing the challenges of climate impacts together with the role of women, youth and the grassroots communities in tackling the climate changes situation regionally. He suggested that, there is an emergency need of creation of institutions for analyzing the situation in Nigeria.
During the keynote address on the commemoration of the international day of action on climate change by the zonal director, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), North-west zone Kano-Nigeria represented by Enennaene Martins were he pointed out that, the seminar was came at a time when the whole world’s attention is focused on the management and challenges of environmental protection, climate change and issues on sustainable development. He also addressed that, NESREA which is a new institutional mechanism for environmental protection and sustainable development in Nigeria is a parastatal under the Ministry of Environment charged with the responsibility to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for all Nigerians through inspiring personal and collective responsibility in building an environmentally conscious society for the achievement of sustainable development. Also, the federal
government of Nigeria has recently established the climate change commission charged with the responsibility of tackling the issues of climate change in Nigeria.
Today, we are all gathered here on another theme on climate change “communicating the science of climate change, 350ppm and the role of Non-state actors in addressing the challenges of climate change”. NESREA’s vision and mandate of ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for all Nigerians in collaboration with other stakeholders underscores by Center for Education and Leadership Development (CELDEV-Nigeria) together with the 350 Global International climate actions and the British Council Kano-Nigeria.
These events of climate changes are likely to affect the health status of millions of people especially those in developing nations. Likely scenarios are an increase in malnutrition as a result of food shortage, water scarcity, famine, diseases and injury due to heat waves, floods, storms, fires and altered spatial distribution of infectious disease vectors. He added that 350ppm is the acceptable threshold of the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide emission in an environmental atmosphere. With the level of uncontrolled and incessant carbon dioxide emission from human activities like fuel wood exploitations, fumes from sub serviced engines of automobile and oil exploitation gas flaring in the Southern part of Nigeria, a great concern and high level of effort should be directed towards education and enlightenment of our populace on the dangers imminent and inherent from climate change, Global warming and Ozone layer depletion.
We thank British Council Kano-Nigeria for their support and contribution during the action day and we also thank them for proving us with the venue where the seminar took place. We wish them very successful and fulfilling deliberations.
Ahmad Abdullahi A.
Centre for Education and Leadership Development (CELDEV), Opposite BUK Old site, Kabuga Road, Plot 24/25 Near Diamond Bank, P.O. BOX 2075, Kano. Kano State, Nigeria