Climate change: Imo gov’t to plant 270,000 trees

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The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has launched the HOPE GREEN REVOLUTION in partnership with private firms with the aim of enabling relevant partners to develop and distribute emerging green technologies that will help to reduce carbon emissions in Imo State.

The Government of Imo State has also appointed and signed a Joint Venture Partnership Agreement for Carbon Credits, Carbon Finance, Carbon Revenues and Carbon Emissions Reduction with Numerix Development Limited and Summit Innovative and Synergy Limited in Nigeria; under a Strategic Green Partnership Initiative. Hence, the Hope Green Revolution has become the first of its kind in sub – Saharan Africa.

The Managing Director/CEO of Numerix Development Limited, Engr. Babatunde Aina, revealed that the immediate take-off projects which include Clean Cooking Technologies Deployment, All-encompassing Retrofitting, Innovative Economic Tree Planting & Nurturing, Training and Capacity Building for Green Jobs Creation and Imo State Carbon Credit Training for improved Economic Prosperity.

The flag-off ceremony which was held at the Sam Mbakwe Banquet Hall of the Government House was an event of strategic stakeholders in Climate Finance, Trade, Investment, Environment, Health, Sustainability, Energy, Transportation, Carbon Assets Management, Technology, Climate Innovation, Green Growth and other relevant sectors in Nigeria and beyond.

Uzodimma described the Hope Green Revolution as an ambitious and revolutionary means to curb the debilitating effects of climate change on the environment in Imo State, and Sub Saharan Africa.

The Governor, in bid to drive this revolution directed the 27 Local Government Areas’ Sole Administrators to plant and nurture Ten Thousand Trees in their respective Local Government Areas.