After inviting President Muhammed Buhara to the COP26 climate change summit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be interested in investing Nigeria’s clean energy sector.
The UK won the bid to host COP26 (the 26th Conference of the Parties) after entering into a partnership with Italy.
A United Nations environmental gathering, set to take place in Glasgow, in Scotland, later this year, is designed to produce a worldwide response to the climate emergency
After winning the hosting bid, the UK is set to hold the main COP26 summit, with – as part of the agreement - Italy due to hold preparatory event; which includes a youth event.
Prime Minister Johnson’s invite to President Buhara follows the recent UK-Africa Investment Summit, in London.
The UK’s nominated COP26 president, Claire Perry, said: “The world’s leaders are due to gather to discuss how we can tackle the climate change on a global scale.
“And, with it being one of the UK’s most sustainable cities, where better than Glasgow – with its great track record for hosting highly successful, high-profile international events like this”.
Currently, Nigeria’s’ gross power supply is generating just over 7,000MW – way below the much-required 40,000MW required for the general, every day needs of the country.
The west-African country is, however, leading the way into movements to introduce cleaner energy, as they are encouraged to look into wind, solar and recycled waste although getting investment to pursuit those lines is said to be a big struggle.
With it being the largest in the world, the United Kingdom’s total off-shore wind power capacity stands at 8,183MW – a third of Europe’s total off-shore resource.
It equates to three-times the UK’s electricity needs.
On-shore, the UK’s total number for wind turbine power equals 13,532MW.
In excess of 30,000 delegates are expected, all permitting, at the Scottish Events Campus for the 26th Conference of the Parties.