Nigeria and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are set to launch the “Green Jobs Alliance for Nigeria” project.
A statement from the ILO disclosed that the programme is a “Strategic alliance for Entrepreneurship and Skills Development for massive Green Job Creation for Nigerian youths and women.”
The project which is domiciled in Nigeria’s Ministry of Labour and Employment with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was developed in a proposal titled “Green Jobs Alliance for Nigeria.”
According to the ILO, “The Green Jobs Alliance is designed as a Public-Private Sector initiative, which will involve Business Member Organisation (BMOs), the private sector, Government Institutions and the Labour organisations; focusing on climate smart agriculture and Agro-processing; sustainable forestry and the fire wood industries; fish production power and renewable energy; industries and other vulnerable sectors.”
In the light of the current discussions around the issues of climate change and the need to adapt seamlessly to the challenges that comes with it, the Ministry of Labour and Employment with the support of ILO will organise a one-day national consultative meeting to present the Alliance for Green Jobs proposal
The Ministry will also solicit inputs and contributions from relevant stakeholders.
Scheduled to hold on Thursday, 27th October 2022 in Abuja Nigeria’s capital, the programme is built on Climate Action for Jobs initiatives coming from COP 26 in Glasgow.
The input from the meeting is expected to further enhance the proposal.
Other objectives of the national consultative meeting include the presentation of the proposed alliance for green jobs to the relevant stakeholders, including the private sector to obtain their contributions to validate and enhance the proposal.
The issue of climate change and its impact on the general well-being of humanity is dominating discourse at various climes today and Nigeria is not left out.
The African Union recently published the Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) which addresses the impacts and impediments of climate change that hamper Africa’s integration and development.
The document aims to assist Africa to take advantage of opportunities related to the transition to a low-emission green economy and green recovery efforts, by providing a continental framework for collective action and enhanced cooperation in addressing climate change issues.
The Nigerian government has been proactive in addressing the would-be challenges.
It would be recalled that during the COP26 which was held in Glasgow, Nigeria committed to achieve net zero by 2060 with President Muhammadu Buhari signing into law the Climate Act 2021 which was passed by the National Assembly in October same year.