In an endeavor to mitigate the impact of climate change on healthy ecosystems, the international non-governmental organization Jose Foundation has initiated discussions with climate change entities in Nigeria. Led by its president, Dr. Martins Abhulimhen, along with volunteer advisor on Special Projects, Dr. Agbor Ebuta, the Foundation commenced dialogue with the director general of the National Climate Change Council (NCCC), Dr. Salisu Dahiru, in Abuja, with the primary objective of identifying potential areas for collaboration,leadership reports.

A statement released by Dr. Abhulimhen and addressed to journalists on Friday emphasized that this strategic engagement aims to involve Nigerians in combating climate change. It expressed optimism that such engagements will yield tangible results in mitigating the effects of climate change on healthy ecosystems.

The statement underscored the predominantly adverse impact of climate change, citing rising temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion, and the consequent disruption of weather patterns as significant concerns. These changes have led to an array of challenges, including increased incidence of wildfires, altered epidemiological patterns, and economic strain, which in turn affects funding for sustainable interventions.

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Dr. Abhulimhen highlighted the detrimental effect of these changes on health indices, particularly maternal and infant mortality rates in Nigeria. He emphasized the urgent need for coordinated action and intersectoral interventions to address these challenges effectively. Additionally, the statement stressed the importance of smart mitigation and rehabilitation efforts to alleviate the suffering of the populace.

Beyond the realm of healthy ecosystems, Jose Foundation is exploring opportunities to engage in various sectors of the economy. The Foundation is committed to expanding its efforts in a meaningful and sustainable manner to address the multifaceted impacts of climate change and contribute to broader socio-economic development initiatives.


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