Odele encouraged all the stakeholders to ensure the BUR2 to be more robust and updated with the support of constructive engagements of the academia and research groups with DCC for reliable quality data.
The virtual meeting had in attendance relevant stakeholders engaging in discussions on National Reporting of greenhouse gases, MRV and related issues.
They include Vice-Chancellor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State, Professor Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba, erudite Professor Emmanuel Oladipo, Professor Nasiru Idris, amongst other eminent stakeholders.
Nigeria, as one of the Non-Annex 1 Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), has the obligation to prepare and submit, every two years, reliable, comprehensive, consistent, comparable and transparent BUR to the Conference of the Parties (COP).
Sequel to the submission of the country’s First Biennial Update Report (BUR1) to the UNFCCC in 2018, processes for the BUR2 was initiated with the meeting of a Local Project Appraisal Committee (LPAC), which recommended that a Stakeholders Inception Workshop be held to kick-off implementation of the BUR2.