Climate Change: Nigeria reiterates commitment to Paris Agreement implementation

Climate Change: Nigeria reiterates commitment to Paris Agreement implementation

The Nigerian government has reiterated its commitment to Paris Agreement implementation with the country’s 2050 Long-Term Low Emission Vision document.

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, made this assertion sequel to the formal publication of Nigeria’s Long-Term Vision, (LTV) document by the Secretariat of the United Nation’s Convention for Climate Change, UNFCCC.

According to Ikeazor, the LTV is a demonstration of its commitment to play a leading role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

“The document is an important landmark for the actualisation of Nigeria’s quest for mitigating the negative effects of climate change and also meeting the country’s decarbonisation targets.

“I am happy that the Long-Term Vision, LTV document has been published by the UNFCCC and I wish to express our appreciation to the 2050 Pathways that funded the Vision and all the stakeholders that contributed to the Vision,” Ikeazor stated.

She recalled that a key part of the Paris Agreement was the invitation to Parties to formulate and communicate by 2020 long term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies.

Ikeazor explained that the 2050 Long-Term Vision for Nigeria, LTV 2050, is the initial step towards the development of the Long-Term Strategies, LTS which explore options to lower Greenhouse Gas, GHG emissions and would also contribute to the objective of reaching net-zero GHG emissions globally around the middle of the century.

“It provides a clear sense of direction for a well-managed transition to a low-carbon economy that grows existing and new sectors and creates new jobs and economic opportunities for the nation.

According to the Minister, the next step now is the development of the Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy, LT-LEDS which will develop scenarios and models that would help to translate the vision document into quantified emission reduction targets together with technology options and costs implications.

“I am looking forward to the development of the LTS to complement Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan and provide options for meeting Decarbonization target as announced by President Muhammadu Buhari at COP 26 in Glasgow,” the Minister added.

Climate Change: Nigeria reiterates commitment to Paris Agreement implementation

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