The Lagos State International Climate Change Summit Committee wishes to encourage young researchers and innovators to take part in its first Poster Presentation on Innovative Climate Solutions for Lagos State.
We welcome presentations on practical climate solutions to move the agenda of the Lagos Climate Action Plan towards achieving the emission neutrality goal of Lagos by 2050.
Guidelines for Submission:
All entries should be submitted via email to: email@example.com on or before 27th July.
2022 World Environment Day celebrations in Lagos kicked off on Thursday with planting of 10 historic breadfruit trees to ensure the sustenance of One planet earth.
Speaking at the ceremony which took place at the St Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Breadfruit, Lagos, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Omobolaji Gaji said the task of regenerating the environment should not be left to the government alone.
Highlighting the 2022 World Environment Day theme “Only One Earth” he said it is a campaign to ensure that the beautiful planet remains a comfortable home for humanity.
He explained that this year’s celebration was a historic milestone for the global environmental community as it marks 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, widely seen as the first international meeting on the environment.
He said the World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated in different ways all over the world and these includes planting of trees, cleaning up local beaches, organizing meetings, joining online protests amongst others.
He said part of the activities lined up for this year’s celebration by the Ministry includes planting of historical breadfruit trees, an Environmental Awareness Walk, a submition of a petition for the support of the Environment to Lagos House of Assembly with a climax of the 2022 celebrations on Sunday.
He said individuals and civil society are pivotal advocates, adding that the more people raise their voices and emphasize on what needs to be done, the faster change will come.
He added that the World Environment Day programme is globally embraced to draw people’s attention to the significance of living sustainably with nature.
Earlier in a goodwill message, the representative of the Education Secretary, Lagos Island Education District, Mr. Rasheed Fashanu commended the State Government for replanting the historical tree in the school as the area in times past was named after the tree because of the large concentration of Breadfruit trees in the area.
He added that in the past students in the education district have always been encouraged to plant trees and the trees planted as a result are the ones being seen around now.
The Director, Sanitation Services Department, Dr. Hassan Sanuth explained that trees planted were indigenous trees and synonymous to certain areas adding that in previous years other trees like Mango was planted at the Mangoro area of the state as well as the Coconut Tree planted at the Idi-Agbon Area in Ifako Ijaiye.
Director Public Affairs
June 2, 2022
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, LAGOS GREEN AWARD – CALL FOR NOMINATION
World Environment Day (WED) celebrated on the 5th of June every year, is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1973, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. WED has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED raises a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.
LAGOS GREEN AWARD
Over the years, various individuals and corporate organisations have continued to contribute to the process of making the environment better. Most of these individuals and corporate organisations are often not noticed or recognised for their contributions to the environment. In view of this, the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of the environment and Water Resources has instituted an environmental award tagged ‘’Lagos Green Award’’. The Lagos Green Award is designed to recognised individual and corporate organisation who have contributed to making the Lagos Environment better.
Lagos Green Award will recognize individuals, groups or businesses whose actions improved environmental resilience in the city of Lagos in the areas of:
This level of recognition is competition based, participating units will be assessed against separate sets of environmental performance criteria which may encompass some of those used in the assessment of the various sectors.
The number of awardees will be limited to one Gold Award, one Silver Award, one Bronze Award for each sector. The sectors are:
(a) Construction Industry;
(b) Property Management;
(c) Transport and Logistics;
(e) Hotels, Restaurants and Catering Companies;
(f) Financial Institutions; and
(g) NGOs and Public sector
Entries must clearly identify an environment initiative and how it had, or continues to have, an impact on Lagos State.
Entries could be submitted to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of Environmental Service,
Ministry of the environment,
Block 16, The Secretariat Annex, Alausa,
Alternatively, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for entries is May 20, 2022.
Lagos State Government through Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources has constantly engaged professionals on the need to ensure the impacts of climate change does not adversely affect economic, social, health and financial sectors of the economy through the annual climate change summit.
However, in view of the current global pandemic and inability to hold physical conferences, the Ministry intends to hold a virtual climate change summit themed “Harnessing the Power of Lagos State for Climate Change and Sustainable Financing” in October 2020. To this end, this survey is to garner support, publicise and obtain suggestions and feedback to ensure a successful Summit. click the link below for necessary feedback.
Honorable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello taking his Excellency Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu and members of his team on an inspection tour to the Adiyan and Iju Water works and IPP power plants at Akute.