Nigeria, Australia Collaborate on Climate Change, Environmental Challenges
Nigeria and Australia are in partnership to fight climate change and also tackle other critical environmental problems, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State, Environment, has disclosed.
Barr. Ikeazor, made this known at a press briefing after a meeting with the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Claire Ireland, who visited her office yesterday.
At the briefing, Ikeazor, pointed out that both Nigeria and Australia share a common diversity, and climate, among other environmental features.
She said both her and the High Commissioner talked about how Nigeria can learn from Australia, especially in the aspect of managing the country’s coastal areas, mangrove restoration and marine protected areas.
“Before now, the Australian High Commissioner has been working closely with the Ministries of Mines and Steel Development, and also Environment. So, the meeting was for further collaboration between the two countries, where they will share ideas that will benefit each other,” she added.
The Environment Minister of State, emphasized that since Nigeria and Australia are both Commonwealth nations, it is imperative for the two countries to unite and tackle the climate change crisis, by coming up with global solutions that can be implemented in the individual countries.
On her part, Mrs. Ireland, while noting that there is a lot both countries can share with each other, expressed delight over the bilateral collaboration.
She assured that the Australian government will do everything possible to ensure the success of the mutual partnership, geared towards addressing climate change and other devastating environmental issues.