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Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in France


President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris, France which holds on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

President Buhari who will be alongside over 50 world leaders at the event, will depart for Paris on Monday.

He will be also be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment.

“They will all return to Abuja on Thursday ” said his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the summit, themed “Climate Change Financing,” is jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects of climate change such as Bloomberg Philanthropies.

While recognising that all countries are affected by the effects of climate change under “One Planet” but some are more vulnerable, the summit seeks for tangible collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It is set to hold at the eco-friendly La Seine Musicale, situated on the picturesque Seguin Island in western Paris.

Before heading for the Summit venue, the Nigerian leader will attend a lunch hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France for Heads of State and Governments at the Elysee Palace.

President Buhari and other world leaders and participants will make presentations under four sub-themes namely: Scaling-up Finance for Climate Action; Greening Finance for Sustainable Business; Accelerating Local and Regional Climate Action; and Strengthening Policies for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.