Nigeria submits NDC to UNFCCC

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Nigerian government has submitted interim report of it’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This is a practical demonstration of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on global action on climate crisis.

Submitting the report on behalf of the Nigerian Government, Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar stated that Nigeria is making steady progress towards meeting its NDC. 

“This action underscores our determination to achieving the commitment we signed in 2015 to reduce Nigeria’s carbon emissions unconditionally by 20 percent and 45 percent conditionally with international support by 2030.

The submission made by Nigeria is also to fulfill the requirements for competing in the 2021 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Call for Proposal. 

The NAMA Call for Proposal is an opportunity provided by Germany, the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and others to mobilize finance for Climate Action around the globe, mainly to finance the mitigation of measures of the NDC. 

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