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Monday, August 2, 2021

PARIS AGREEMENT: Nigeria Submits 2021 Final Report To UN


By Ada Achanya

Nigeria has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) final report of 2021 to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The updated report  which was approved by president Muhammadu  Buhari, replaces the interim  NDC report that was submitted in May 2021.

This was made known  recently to press men in Abuja in a press statement by the director press  of the  federal ministry of environment, Saghir el Mohammed.

Submitting the report on behalf of the Federal government, Nigeria's Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammed Mahmood  Abubakar, who emphasized Nigeria's unwavering commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as it has now raised its targets in the new report.

Dr. Mahmood said in a statement " this submitted updated NDC communicated that Nigeria has raised its ambition by including emission reduction from the wastes sector as a new sector in the NDC.

" Nigeria has increased its conditional contribution from 45% to 47% while retaining the unconstitutional target of 20%.

" Hence the updated NDC has an unconstitutional target of 20% below business as usual by 2030 and 47% conditional contribution on international support".

According to the minister, the recent submission if the updated report will be a  day to be much remembered for Nigeria as it will ensured its inclusion in a synthesis report that will be issued later this year ahead of COP 26 slated in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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