AS part of measures to tackle climate change, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the submission of Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In a statement, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, explained that Buhari approved Nigeria’s INDC last Thursday and submitted to the UNFCCC on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s opening in Paris of the United Nations Climate Change conference, otherwise known as COP 21.
The Federal Government’s policy to address climate change, as espoused in the country’s INDC, commits to 20 per cent unconditional and 45 per cent conditional Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emission reduction post 2020.
Adesina said: “The action plan announced by the Federal Government represents a fair and meaningful contribution to address climate change and equally reaffirms President Buhari’s commitment to an economic transformation which places inclusive, green growth as key priority for this administration.
“President Buhari is fully aware of the acute threat that climate change poses to Nigeria’s development through flooding, desertification and insecurity, and many of these accrue from weather-related natural disasters,” the statement read.