Federal Government commits to Paris Accord implementation
Federal Government has said its 2050 Long-Term Vision (LTV-2050) document is a demonstration of the nation’s commitment to playing a leading role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, made this known at a formal presentation of the country’s low emission vision policy by the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Ikeazor stated that the document is an important landmark for actualisation of Nigeria’s quest for mitigating the negative effects of climate change and a road path to meeting its de-carbonation targets.
She said: “We are happy that the 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.”
The minister stressed that a key part of the Paris Agreement is the invitation to parties “to formulate and communicate by 2020 long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies.”
She explained: “This is the initial step towards the development of the Long-Term Strategies (LTS), which explore options to lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and contribute to the objective of reaching net-zero GHG emissions globally.
“It will provide 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 because Nigeria is a country of low-carbon, climate-resilient, high-growth circular economy.
She added: “I am looking forward to the development of the LTS to complement Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan and provide options for meeting de-carbonisation target, as announced by President Muhammadu Buhari at COP 26 in Glasgow.”