Eight months ahead of the United Nations 2015 Climate Change Conference (COP21), which will be held in Paris in December 

The Embassy of France, the Institut Français du Nigeria and Thought Pyramid Art Centre invite you to attend a panel discussion on

“Climate change and the experience of Nigeria”

The following speakers will share their views on the topic and answer questions from the audience:

Dr. Samuel A. Adejuwon, Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment

Mrs. Nkechinyere Itodo, Journalist specialized on Environment, Voice of Nigeria

Dr. Aminu Zakari, Executive Director, Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies

Mr. Huzi Ishaku Mshelia, Expert on climate change and energy issues

Moderator: Mr. Tekay Montgomery, Consultant

The discussion will be followed by a cocktail


Date: Tuesday 28th of April 2015, at 5.30 pm

Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre

18 Libreville Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Opp. old DSTV, Wuse 2, Abuja

+234 805 947 8456, cultural@institutfr-nigeria.org 

Attendance is free

Next December, France will have the honor to welcome and to chair a major conference on the climate change: The COP 21, also called “Paris 2015”.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, was ratified by 196 countries in 1994. They are the “parties” of the Convention. The Conference of the parties (COP) has a meeting every year during international conferences where decisions are taken to fight against climate change. The Conference organized in Paris will be the 21st, hence its name “COP 21”.

It’s a crucial stage, because we expect a new international agreement applicable to all the countries, with the aim to maintain the global warming below 2°C. Consequently, France will have a role of importance on the international stage to bring closer the points of view and to facilitate the UN consensus, like in the European Union which has an important role for the negotiations on the climate.

The Embassy of France in Nigeria and the French Institute of Nigeria are working on this universal theme and they will offer some activities regarding the protection of the environment during 2015.