Nigeria 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: Dr. Babatunde Ajayi

Nigeria 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: Dr. Babatunde Ajayi

Climate Scorecard’s 2024 Government Climate Leadership Award is presented to a country official who has done the most to reduce emissions in their country’s government over the past year. Below is a copy of the letter sent to each nominee and why they were chosen to receive this award.

Nigeria 2024 Climate Scorecard Award:

Dr. Babatunde Ajayi, General Manager at LASEPA

I am delighted to introduce you to Climate Scorecard, an esteemed non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and reporting on efforts to reduce emissions in leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries and the EU. Climate Scorecard has been at the forefront of monitoring global climate actions and promoting awareness of climate change challenges and solutions for nearly a decade.

On behalf of Climate Scorecard, I am delighted to inform you that you and your organization have been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Government Climate Award in recognition of your outstanding contributions to reducing emissions and promoting environmental sustainability through your leadership at LASEPA.

Under your guidance, LASEPA has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to addressing climate change through various initiatives such as capacity building, plastic pollution management, research, climate change adaptation, and air quality monitoring. Your dedication and innovative approach have contributed to creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable environment in Lagos State.

LASEPA’s work to remain committed to reducing emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices in Lagos State has been admirable. In addition to partnering with organizations like UNIDO to manage plastic pollution and prioritize sustainable plastic value chains. The agency has reintroduced the Sanwo-Olu Switch to Gas Project, which promotes cleaner alternatives to traditional cooking methods and aims to combat climate change by reducing associated emissions.

As the recipient of this award, we commend your exceptional leadership and urge you to continue your remarkable work in the coming year. We encourage you to consider the following actions to advance emission reduction efforts in Lagos State further:

  • Strengthen monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to ensure strict compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Promote the adoption of renewable energy sources and invest in green infrastructure projects.
  • Engage communities through public awareness campaigns and educational initiatives.
  • Advocate for developing and implementing stringent emission reduction policies at all levels of government.
  • Collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to drive policy changes that support emission reduction efforts.

Your ongoing efforts are crucial in achieving our shared goal of combating climate change and creating a sustainable future for future generations.

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Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved award. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the fight against climate change.


Michael Johnson                                        Ron Israel
Nigeria Country Manager                        Climate Scorecard Co-Founder


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