COP28: Tinubu meets King Charles III, discusses climate challenges

Ahead of the COP28 Climate Summit, President Tinubu has met with King Charles III of the United Kingdom (UK) in the United Arab Emirates.

The two leaders met and talked about the significant climate challenges that African economies face and how more could be done to jointly mitigate them, according to a series of posts made on Thursday via the UK embassy in Nigeria’s X verified account.

The UK government also stated at the meeting that it is dedicated to working with Nigeria to support a more inclusive, sustainable, and growing economy.

The post reads: “His Majesty, King Charles III and 🇳🇬 President @OfficialABAT in high-level discussions on the serious climate challenges faced by African economies and what more can be done to mitigate them together.

“The UK is a committed partner to Nigeria, supporting a higher-growth, more inclusive and sustainable economy, including utilising opportunities to realise Nigeria’s ambitious climate targets and Energy Transition Plan to #net-zero.

WesternPost had reported on Tuesday that President departed Abuja for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the COP28 Climate Summit, also known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28).

At the World Leaders’ Summit, which takes place on December 1 and 2, 2023, under the theme, “Unite, Act, and Deliver,” President Tinubu is expected to deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.

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