The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the leading environmental NGO dedicated to nature conservation and biodiversity management, is gearing up for its highly anticipated 22nd Annual Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

This year’s theme, “Carbon Credits: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” promises to be a compelling exploration into the complexities of carbon credits, a hot topic in the fight against climate change. The lecture will be delivered by Mr. Kevin Juma, Africa Climate Director at The Nature Conservancy in Nairobi, Kenya.

The event, organized in collaboration with the family of the late Chief S.L. Edu and supported by Chevron Nigeria Limited, will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help – The Hall, located at 16 Musa Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, starting at 11:00 am.

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Honored with the presence of Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Special Guest of Honour, the lecture is set to attract a distinguished audience, including members of the diplomatic corps, traditional rulers, policymakers, academics, researchers, and environmental stakeholders, both local and international.

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“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time,” said Dr. Joseph Onoja, Director General of NCF. “Rising temperatures and changing weather patterns threaten our planet’s biodiversity and the vital ecosystem services we rely on. This lecture will shed light on navigating these challenges effectively.”

Adding to the event’s significance, two Ph.D. grantees will receive substantial grants from Chevron Nigeria Limited, furthering research in environmental conservation.

Don’t miss this insightful and impactful event, blending expert knowledge with actionable solutions for our planet’s future. Attendance is free, with both in-person and hybrid options available. Join us for a day of learning and advocacy, and be part of the movement to protect our planet.

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