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 The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment toward ensuring greenhouse gas emission reduction to net zero in the country The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment Mr Hassan Musa expressed the commitment at the 16th meeting of the National Council on Environment organised by the ministry in Abuja on Tuesday Musa said that the theme of the meeting Pursuit of Zero Emission a New Trajectory Toward Global Environment Renaissance was chosen to reflect the reality of what seemed to be an unnecessary hype by a lay man yet with fundamental consequences already routing the communities According to him this has necessitated a wakeup call for action and a conscientious efforts toward pursuing a systematic and continuous reduction of greenhouse gas emission This pursuit will continue until a possible achievement of a net zero emission in the world is achieved Evidenced by the extreme weather conditions which has increase natural disasters such as heat wave flooding desert encroachment loss of forest among others This pursuit is a noble choice and the government is not only fully committed to the ideals of good governance but very mindful of achieving the goals of environmental sustainability he said Musa said that there was a global consensus that climate change increased frequently and intensity of the extreme weather and climate affected habitants He said that reliance on climate sensitive natural resources and development gaps were at the greatest risk of climate hazards It is well established that if left unattended climate hazards will increase poverty exacerbate food insecurity cause health problems amongst others he said The permanent secretary said that 2030 agenda for sustainable development was a testimony to the global commitment to building climate change resilience He said that efforts had been made to ensure that the environment was preserved and resilient resources were built for sustainable development It is for this purpose that this gathering is of immense significance We are poised to expand the landscape of reasoning and generated policy frameworks capable of confronting these emerging menace frontally he said He urged all the stakeholders to use the opportunity to jointly address the issues through the submitted memoranda and other matters that may arise in the course of the meeting He said the meeting would offer a healthy strategy to protect the environment for economic development NewsSourceCredit NAN
FG restates commitment to net-zero carbon emission-ministry

1 The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment toward ensuring  greenhouse gas emission reduction to net-zero in the country.

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2 The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Hassan Musa, expressed the commitment at the 16th meeting of the National Council on Environment, organised by the ministry in Abuja on Tuesday.

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4 Musa said that the theme of the meeting, “Pursuit of Zero Emission; a New Trajectory Toward Global Environment Renaissance”, was chosen to reflect the reality of what seemed to be an unnecessary hype by a lay man, yet with  fundamental consequences already routing the communities.

5 According to him, this has necessitated a wakeup call for action and a conscientious efforts  toward pursuing a systematic and  continuous reduction of greenhouse gas emission.

6 “This pursuit will continue until a possible achievement of a net zero emission in the world is achieved.

7 “Evidenced by the extreme weather conditions which has increase natural disasters such as  heat wave, flooding, desert encroachment loss of forest, among others.

8 “This pursuit  is a noble choice and the government is not only fully committed to the ideals of good governance but very mindful of  achieving the goals of environmental sustainability,” he said.

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10 Musa said that there was a global consensus that climate change increased frequently and intensity of the extreme weather and climate affected habitants.

11 He said that reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources and development gaps were at the greatest risk of climate hazards.

12 “It is well established that if left unattended, climate hazards will increase poverty, exacerbate food insecurity, cause health problems, amongst others,” he said.

13 The permanent secretary said that 2030 agenda for sustainable development was a testimony to the global commitment  to building climate change resilience.

14 He said that efforts had been made to ensure that the environment was preserved and resilient resources were built for sustainable development.

15 “It is for this purpose that this gathering is of immense significance.

16 “We are poised to expand the landscape of reasoning and generated policy frameworks capable  of confronting these emerging menace frontally,” he said.

17 He urged all the stakeholders to use the opportunity  to jointly address the issues through the submitted memoranda and other matters that may arise in the course of the meeting.

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19 He said the meeting would offer a healthy strategy to protect the environment for economic development.

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