1 min read

Italy Set To Champion And Empower Youths For Climate Action In Nigeria

The Italian consulate-general in Lagos, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of Solution17 for Climate Action has hinted at plans to champion and empower youths for climate action in the country.

The Italian Consul General, Mr. Ugo Boni, stated that Nigeria-Italy Youth4Climate will offer young climate activists, entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators the opportunity to share insights, knowledge, and innovative climate solutions to solve climate crises within their local community and beyond.

“The Italian Government is at the forefront in the search for solutions to face the epochal challenge posed by climate change and places environmental sustainability at the center of all its initiatives as evidenced by Rome’s candidacy to host Expo 2030,” Boni said.

He added that, the event themed, “Advocate, Innovate, Act: Investing in Youth Climate Solutions, “ will provide a platform to inspire and empower young minds to advocate for climate justice, harness their innovative potential, and take concrete steps towards a greener future by 2030

‘’The conference, which aimed at fostering discussion and dialogue on climate change and the goals of the Paris Agreement, will bring together a diverse group of young attendees, youth groups, educational institutions, the private sector, non-government organisations, government, and experts to engage in meaningful discussions and collaborative efforts towards climate action, he added.

To this end, Action will host The Nigeria-Italy Youth4Climate Conference on September 15, 2023, in Lagos with the aim to drive climate action, Invest in Climate Solutions, and collaborate on youth-focused initiatives across different regions in Nigeria.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

African Parliamentarians Meet on How to Influence Global Climate Agenda

Next Story

Climate Summit Kicks Off With Focus On Financing, Continental Unity in Nairobi