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  Representative Sam Onuigbo Representative Sam Onuigbo APC Abia called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs He said that the issue of poverty food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this Onuigbo who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment GLOBE International in Africa said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change Onuigbo who represents the Ikwuano Umuahia North Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State sought support from other critical stakeholders Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions However due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty he said Speaking of food security he said the country could produce food in a true climate smart agriculture environment Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa He said the world must wake up to find a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems Edited Source Credit NAN
Lawmaker calls for urgent action on climate change impacts

Representative Sam Onuigbo

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Representative Sam Onuigbo

Representative Sam Onuigbo (APC-Abia) called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people. Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Federal Government

He said that the issue of poverty, food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change, while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this.

Head of the Global Organization of Legislators

Onuigbo, who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE International) in Africa, said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change.

Umuahia South Federal Constituency

Onuigbo, who represents the Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State, sought support from other critical stakeholders. “Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions.

“However, due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this, poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal.

“So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty,” he said.

Speaking of food security, he said, the country could produce food in a true climate-smart agriculture environment.

Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change, there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa.

He said the world must wake up to find “a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them.”

He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems.

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