France to sustain partnership with Nigeria on climate change


France has pledged to sustain partnership with Nigeria on climate change and environmental protection in line with Paris agreement. Mr. Helois Ellien, Cooperation Attache, Embassy of France to Nigeria, made this known while briefing Journalists at the documentary film screening to commemorate the 2019 World Environment Day (WED) in Abuja.

The documentary entitled: “Once Upon a Forest” was organised by the French Embassy to highlight the importance of an ecosystem which currently exists in the southern part of Nigeria.

Ellien said that the day had always been marked globally since 1972, therefore the documentary about the earth forest to showcase challenges of environment and chat the way forward.

He further said that plans were ongoing to partner with relevant civil society organisations towards designing projects that would ensure that environmental issues were taken into consideration.

He also promised to renew partnership with Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi and also establish video programme on the French Embassy’s website to create more awareness on issues affecting environment.

According to him, there is a lot of cooperation between France and Nigeria in awareness creation to enhance people’s knowledge about global issues on environment.