BY KENNETH EZE
Sterling Bank Plc and Creative Youth Community Development Initiative are partnering on a campaign, tagged #NaijaClimateNow, to implement solutions towards climate change adaptation in Nigeria in the hope that it will contribute to a better and safer ecosystem.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, made the disclosure in Lagos while discussing the partnership with the media.
He noted that the bank had been promoting environmental protection practices for the benefit of humanity through its corporate social responsibility initiative, the Sterling Environmental Makeover.
He pointed out that the STEM was launched by the bank over a decade ago as a cleaning exercise for the promotion of sanitation and hygiene, and has evolved into a national movement championing the cause of the environment.
The Point reports that presently, it covers public enlightenment campaigns, partnership with waste management agencies in almost all the states of the federation, tree planting initiatives to combat desertification in parts of Northern Nigeria, and an annual national cleaning exercise.
The bank has committed more than a billion Naira to the programme since its inception, he further disclosed.
Naija Climate Now offers an opportunity for all stakeholders within the environmental space, including the government, the private sector, non-governmental and international entities, to reflect on issues affecting Nigeria and propose solutions towards climate adaptation on the Race to Zero.
The Point gathered that as a build-up to the C0P26 – UN Climate Change Conference, scheduled to hold in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-12, 2021, CYCDI is organising a Climate Change Exhibition.
The Exhibition on 17 Canvases will showcase sustainable climate adaptation solutions towards climate resilience, green economic recovery and low carbon Nigeria.
It will also depict 34 solutions presented by Naija Climate Now finalists, and the goals of COP26; Limiting Global Temp to 1.5 degrees Celcius, Climate Adaptation, Climate finance and Partnerships to deliver the Goals.