Federal Government has pledged 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to provide policy measures and actions for implementation at all levels of governments.
The Minister of Environment, Balarabe Lawal Abbas, made this disclosure during the Nigeria Day Celebration held at COP28, Dubai.
“Nigeria has initiated various programs, projects, and initiatives in the areas of mitigation and adaptation as the huge solutions and avenues to explore the opportunities and low-hanging fruits attached to climate change issues.
Abbas explained that Nigeria passed the Climate Change Act, providing a legal framework for its climate response, and defining roles and responsibilities for stakeholders and the Act makes provision for regular review of the country’s climate actions.
The Minister noted that Nigeria is aligning with the conference’s objective to intensify efforts in limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels approved the revised National Climate Change Policy, 2021, which mainstreamed Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).