California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has invited Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, to speak at the Governorâ€™s Global Climate Summit in Sacramento, the capital of the US state.
In his letter of invitation, Governor Schwarzenegger explained that the summit, which is being co-hosted by other US governors was part of initiatives to create public awareness on combating the threat of climate change.
â€œClimate change is a threat that demands a global response, the collective commitment by government, corporations, nonprofit organisations and academic institutions to fight this threat that will lead us to solutions that will protect our environment and stimulate our economies.â€
Continuing,he said: â€œI am writing to invite you to further that good work by speaking at the Governorâ€™s Global Climate summit 2, co-hosted by me and other United States governors in partnership with the United Nations’ Development Programme ,which will take place from September 30-October 2 in Los Angeles and will focus on the â€œRoad to Copenhagenâ€, he said.
Governor Uduaghan since coming into office, had been a leading advocate on climate change, especially with the prevalence of gas flare and oil leakage by oil exploration companies that constitute a major source of environmental challenge in the Niger Delta.
The Summit shall have in attendance 16 governors and other prominent personalities from across the world.