‘Productive Meeting’: Tinubu Holds Climate Talks with King Charles III on COP28 Sidelines in Dubai

President Bola Tinubu has met with British monarch King Charles III in Dubai, ahead of the climate COP28 summit.

Sharing insights of the meeting on his official X handle, Tinubu touted the meeting as productive, emphasizing strengthened Nigeria-UK ties and shared dedication to climate advocacy.

President Tinubu expressed confidence in setting an equitable global standard for environmental stewardship at the upcoming COP28.

“I had a productive meeting with His Majesty, King Charles III of England who is also the Head of the Commonwealth, and a passionate climate advocate.

“The meeting was a significant step in strengthening the partnership between Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and I am optimistic about the positive impact our joint efforts will have on our planet’s future as we look forward to setting an equitable global standard for environmental stewardship at #COP28 COP28.” 

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It is the first meeting between both leaders since Tinubu became president and the King’s coronation.

The COP28 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opened on Thursday in Dubai, with a call to accelerate collective climate action.

The conference is taking place in a year climate scientists said is the hottest ever in human history.

Experts also say the impact of the climate crisis has wreaked unprecedented havoc on human lives and livelihoods around the world.

“We are living through climate collapse in real time,” António Guterres said, imploring world leaders to act.

The climate summit is being attended by over 160 world leaders.

Chioma Kalu