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Climate Change: Nigeria Joins IMO To Tackle Emission From Ships

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L-R: Onari Brown, executive director, Marine and Operations of Nigerian Port Authority; Dirisu Abdulmumini, Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO); Sarafa Tunji Isola, Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Heaky Dimowo, director, Marine Environment Management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), during IMO MEPC 80, in London.

Determined to tackle climate change by cutting down on the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from ships, Nigeria and other maritime nations have concluded the 80th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation.

The committee adopted the revised IMO Green House Gas Strategy, which was the focus of the meeting that took place in London.

Dirisu Abdulmumini, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the IMO, and Onari Brown, executive director, Marine and Operations of the Nigerian Port Authority, were part of the Nigerian delegation that was led by Sarafa Tunji Isola, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

The committee also discussed issues including the energy efficiency of ships and ballast water management among other topical issues.

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