An eco-friendly technology company, CANs Park, has called for more technological solutions to curb climate change in Nigeria.
Mr. Olajide Abiose, the Managing Partner of the organisation, said this in a statement on Sunday, in Lagos, in commemoration of the 2021 World Habitat Day, marked annually on Oct. 4 by the United Nations to reflect on the state of towns and cities, as well as on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
The 2021 edition of World Habitat Day is celebrated under the theme: “Accelerating urban action for a Carbon-free world”.
Abiose said there was a need for public and private collaboration in empowering new and existing innovations in the area of sustainable urbanisation in Africa.
“Today, various policies, technology, and finance organisations in Africa are working together to support technology for cleaner and greener cities.
“Notably, 8BM logistics, a Nigerian sustainable trucking company, is looking to reduce the environmental impact of freight logistics by creating an efficient supply chain framework.
“Likewise, Chanja Datti, a waste recycling and buy-back start-up, is looking to rid the environment of biodegradable waste materials,” he said.
He emphasised the need for more robust investments, through venture capital funding and collaborative efforts, to curb the effects of climate change.
“It is no coincidence that this year’s celebration will take place in Cameroun, being the continent experiencing rapid urbanisation and is the worst hit by global warming.
“It, therefore, brings to the fore the need for Africa to take ownership of its inherent threats and embrace the solutions needed to reduce its risks.
“In 2021 alone, torrential rains and excess flooding have led to the loss of lives and property in many states in Nigeria,” Abiose noted.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CANs Park is an eco-friendly technology organisation on a mission to impact lives by leveraging technology for social change.