Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says African nations account for less than one per cent of cumulative global carbon emissions.
Mr Osinbajo disclosed this in his keynote address at the 60th Anniversary Dinner of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday in Lagos.
The OPTS is a subgroup of LCCI, the umbrella association of oil and gas companies that have come together to promote their common interests.
Mr Osinbajo said activities of wealthier nations triggered the most hostile impacts of climate change on the continent. The vice president said that most countries, including Nigeria, agreed that there was the need to reduce global emissions to zero in Nigeria’s case by 2060.
“We are major victims of the effects of climate change, but there are a few important issues that we have flagged to our wealthier brother-countries in the global north,” stated Mr Osinbajo. “The first is that we, in the…