Climate change: Nigeria advances reasons for not submitting document
The Federal Ministry of Environment has said that it was yet to submit the mandatory Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of Nigeria to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change because it was waiting for the presidency to vet the document.
INDCs are the primary means for governments to communicate internationally the steps they will take to address climate change in their own countries. It aims to reflect each country’s objective for reducing emissions, taking into account its domestic circumstances and capabilities.
The Director, Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment Dr Samuel Adejuwon, said at a 2-day training workshop for national negotiators towards the 21st Conference of Parties schedule for Paris in December that it was important that the presidency approved whatever document that Nigeria was going to present to the international community.
Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Fatima Mede had earlier said that the training would help to strengthen the technical capacity of Nigeria in the development of actions that allowed the mainstreaming of climate change into national and sectoral development goals.
UNDP Country Director, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai urged the negotiators to work with other African countries to develop a common position to address climate change challenges and its adverse effects on her population’s livelihood.