For the German government, addressing climate change and doing everything possible to mitigate its consequences are a top priority, says Marton Köver, Acting Consul General of the country’s mission in Lagos.
Köver stated this at a press conference, on Thursday in Lagos, organised by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) ahead of the West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference 2022 (WACEE’22).
The WACEE 2022 will hold from Oct. 19 – 21 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.
Having held virtually in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year, WACEE will hold as a hybrid event with the theme “Catalysing Sustainable Investments.”
Köver said the conference would provide a platform for over 1500 visitors and over 50 exhibitors in the clean energy, water, and circular economy sectors.
According to him, having an event that brings together “saving the planet,” strengthening the economy and creating economic ties is like “having the best of both worlds.”
He added that the consulate in Lagos and the German Foreign Service across West Africa would support WACEE 2022 in all ramifications.
“For all Nigerian businesses and everyone who is a stakeholder in these different sectors; circular economy, water and renewable energy, this will be a key event you will be proud to be a part of.
“Nigeria has been for many decades, one of the economic partners of Germany in Africa, as witnessed by the number of German businesses and historic ties.
“We are also happy that in partnership with the Swiss Consulate General, we are hosting the second Swiss-Nigerian Forum at WACEE 2022,” he said.