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NASS promises legal framework to tackle issues of climate change

NASS promises legal framework to tackle issues of climate change

The National Assembly has assured Nigerians that it will pass the bill which seeks to provide legisla­tive framework to check the devastating effects of climate change in the country.
 
Hon. Sam Onuigbo (PDP-Abia) and Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, gave the assurance in Abuja at the official unveiling of a new initiative, Globe Ni­geria.
 
Our correspondent reports that the initiative is the brain child of Climate Change com­mittees of both chambers of the National Assembly.
 
Globe Nigeria is the Nige­rian chapter of the global leg­islators’ organisation (Global International), an international organisation comprising par­liamentarians from over 80 countries.
 
Members of the organisation are committed to developing and overseeing the implemen­tation of laws in pursuit of sus­tainable development.
 
Onuigbo said the bill would ensure that government poli­cies, plans, programmes and projects were formulated on sound environmental and cli­mate considerations.
 
He said that the objective of Globe Nigeria was to create in­stitutional framework to foster coordination and collaboration among government ministries, departments and agencies on tackling climate issues.
 
He said, “Globe Nigeria has recognised the vulnerability of Nigeria’s economy and its local communities, particularly, the poor, women and children to the dangerous consequences of climate change.
 
“When this bill is signed into law, it will enable Nigeria meet international climate obliga­tions among other things.’’
 
The chairman said the bill had passed first reading in the House of Representatives. 

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