Eko Hot Blog reports that The British high commission in Nigeria and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have announced plans to collaborate on renewable, clean energy and green infrastructure in the Niger Delta region.
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The British high commissioner, Hamish Tye, made the announcement during a visit to Samuel Ogbuku, NDDC managing director, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Tye said the commission has shown commitment towards sustainable development in the Niger Delta through its partnership with national and international organisations.
Ogbuku said the NDDC has made public-private partnership (PPP) its focus to drive the development of the Niger Delta. He added that “for delegates from the British High Commission in Nigeria to visit us, it shows that they believe in us and are interested in what we are doing. This means that we are making remarkable progress.”
This partnership is a welcome development, as the Niger Delta region is one of the most vulnerable to climate change in Nigeria. The region is already experiencing the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, coastal erosion, and extreme weather events.
Renewable energy and green infrastructure can help the Niger Delta region to adapt to the effects of climate change and build a more sustainable future.
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Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are less polluting than fossil fuels and can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Green infrastructure, such as mangrove forests and wetlands, can help to protect coastal communities from flooding and erosion.
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