FG reviews plan for NDCs framework 

The federal government has announced plan to review its National Determined Contributions (NDCs), implementation framework.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, who was represented by Prof Bolaji Babatunde disclose this during the launch of NDCs plan in Abuja, adding that this framework is needed to tackle the climate change menace.

He stressed that “we can accelerate transition and build a legacy of which future generations will be proud as we journey to a green economy.”

He noted that Nigeria has taken a decisive step in the global endeavour to mobilise finance effectively and our NDCs will lead to meaningful, lasting climate resilient change.

“Climate change knows no borders, actions must be part of a global effort. We are working with international partners, sharing knowledge and resources in this critical issue. It is call to action by government, businesses, communities and individual.”

Also speaking, Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, said that Nigeria stands at a pivotal moment in its commitment towards tackling the threat of climate change and the document serves as a national blueprint for investment in climate development action.

“The scientific assessment reports and documentations reveal the need to accelerate efforts towards climate mitigation and adaptation,” he explained.

Lawal emphasized that tackling climate change is an integrated whole of economy, society approach and its implementation will translate Nigeria’s 2030 climate commitment into an actionable plan.

The development partner, Mariana Feldman said the document is encompassing, that is mitigation and adaptation action to be taken by seven major sectors, agriculture, forestry and land use, water, energy, transport, waste and industry.

The Director-General of National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), Salisu Dahiru, said the Nigeria government has updated its NDC 2023-2030 which will focus on mitigation, adaptation and cross cutting agriculture, energy, oil and gas, transport, industrial processes and product use, waste and water.

Dahiru stressed that Nigeria’s agenda for 2050 is aimed at achieving middle income status, a low carbon, climate resilient and circular economy.