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Paris Agreement on climate change: FG submits 2021 final report to the UN

By Vivian Emoni

The federal government said it has submitted its 2021 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) final report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

A statement released on Saturday by Mr. Saghir el Mohammed, press director at the Ministry of the Environment, said Environment Minister Dr Mohammad Abubakar submitted the report on July 30 to the UNFCCC.

Abubakar said the updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaced the NDC’s interim report which was submitted in May 2021.

He underlined the country’s unwavering commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change, as it had now raised its targets in the new report.

“This communicated NDC update indicated that Nigeria had raised its ambitions to include emissions reduction from the waste sector as a new sector in the NDC.

“Nigeria has increased its conditional contribution from 45% to 47%, while retaining the unconditional target of 20%.

“Therefore, the updated NDC has an unconditional target of 20% below the status quo by 2030 and 47% of conditional contribution to international support.

“July 30 was an important day for Nigeria, as the timely submission of the updated report will ensure its inclusion in a synthesis report,” he said.

The minister said the report would be released later this year, ahead of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) scheduled for November in Glasgow, UK. (NAA)

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