The German government denounces the consequences of climate change | The Guardian Nigeria News


The German government has deplored the consequences of climate change in the world. The Acting Consul General of the country’s mission in Lagos, Marton Köver, said tackling climate change and doing everything possible to mitigate its consequences is a top priority.

Köver said this at a press conference in Lagos organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) ahead of the West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference. 2022 (WACEE’22).

Having taken place virtually in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year WACEE will be held as a hybrid event with the theme “Catalysing Sustainable Investments”.

Köver said the conference will provide a platform for over 1,500 visitors and over 50 exhibitors in the clean energy, water and circular economy sectors and will be held from October 19-21 at Landmark Event Center in Lagos.

According to him, organizing an event that combines saving the planet, strengthening the economy and creating economic ties is like having the best of both worlds.

He added that the Consulate in Lagos and the German Foreign Service in West Africa would support WACEE 2022 in all its ramifications.

“For all Nigerian companies and all those who are stakeholders in these various sectors; circular economy, water and renewable energies, it will be an unmissable event in which you will be proud to participate.

“Nigeria has been one of Germany’s economic partners in Africa for many decades, as evidenced by the number of German companies and historical ties.

“We are also pleased that in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland, we are organizing the second Swiss-Nigerian Forum at WACEE 2022,” he said.

He said Germany was one of the world leaders in developing renewable energy industries, noting that German companies in Nigeria have come to build lasting partnerships and innovate.

In addition, Katharina Felgenhauer, AHK Nigeria delegate, said the show and conference attracted leading inventors, service providers, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, investors and industry experts.

She added that it had served as a gateway for these players to access West African markets.

“WACEE has also sparked important policy discussions around its three main topics and served as a launch pad for startups providing innovative solutions to address challenges in the sub-region,” Felgenhauer said.

She added that AHK Nigeria had sought endorsement from various government agencies, but also wanted to ensure that the show, as well as the conference, remained private sector focused.

“We want to make sure that conversations and discussions about technology and business models are led by the private sector, because they are the ones who will have to implement them,” Felgenhauer said.

Speaking on solutions to the challenges faced by investors, Felgenhauer said AHK Nigeria’s role was to support investment to ensure that more German companies were attracted to Nigeria.

“We will not hesitate to take up challenges. I think we have problems to solve, but we also have a lot of good local partners, German partners and international partners to have these conversations,” she said.


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