- Unity Bank Champions Action on Climate Change
Unity Bank Plc says it is supporting environmental sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of climate change in the country.
The bank’s Head of Corporate Communications, Matthew Obiazikwor, said at the 2017 Earth Hour Day hosted by the lender that Unity Bank believed in environmental sustainability and the importance of a friendly environment to human survival.
The Earth Hour Day, he said, was an initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature aimed at mobilising global support for climate action.
“Environmental sustainability defines our business and that is the reason for our eco-friendly initiatives such as electronic approval that we introduced so as to reduce the use of papers in our operations,” he said.
Conservationist, Desmond Majekodunmi, noted that the environment might fall apart if the issue of global warming was not addressed, as everything seemed to be moving towards a tipping point of no return.
“The earth is still the only planet that has been proven to support life but with the threats posed by climate change, our attitude to the environment has to change to preserve the life support systems,” he said.
The Earth Hour Nigeria Country Director, Halima Baba, said the event was a symbolic action started by a group of young men at the World Wide Fund for Nature and was currently in its 10th year worldwide and eighth in Nigeria.