Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) has inaugurated African Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) in Nasarawa State to advance climate justice and smart agricultural practice.
Executive Director of the non-governmental organisation, David Terungwa, disclosed, yesterday, in Lafia, that AACJ was designed to push for climate justice and lobby the state government to increase budgetary allocation to ministries, departments and agencies.
He said that implementation of the project began with sensitisation of 80 stakeholders across the 13 local councils of the state towards climate justice.
According to executive director, the sensitisation also focuses on strengthening the capacities of stakeholders in the state to build resilience to climate-related issues affecting livelihoods and agriculture.
Terungwa said the project was being implemented by GIFSEP with support from The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oxfam, Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance and Natural Justice.
He said the project’s strategic objective was to build a strong and inclusive African movement that would mobilise citizens, companies and governments to advance climate justice.