***Restates commitment to Paris Agreement
In demonstrating its commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria on Friday (July 30) submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) final report of 2021 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, the updated report replaced the interim NDC report that was submitted in May 2021.
Submitting the report on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammed Abubakar emphasized Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as it has now raised its targets in the new report.
“This submitted updated NDC communicated that Nigeria has raised its ambition by including emission reduction from the waste sector as a new sector in the NDC.
“Nigeria’s has increased its conditional contribution from 45 per cent to 47 per cent while retaining the unconditional target of 20 per cent.
“Hence the updated NDC has an unconditional target of 20 per cent below business as usual by 2030 and 47 per cent conditional contribution on international support,” he stated.
In a statement by the ministry’s director of press, Saghir el Mohammed, the minister said Friday was an important day for Nigeria as the timely submission of the updated report would ensure its inclusion in a synthesis report that would be issued later this year, ahead of COP26 slated to hold in Glasgow, United Kingdom.