The National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) and key stakeholders recently held a technical session in Abuja to review the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for developing Nigeria’s National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and other complementary documents.
The review was part of highlight during the one-day technical session organised by the NCCC on the development of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) held in Abuja on Tuesday.
The aim of the technical session, according to Dr. Salisu Dahiru, Director General of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), was to create an understanding and alignment of existing documents for the development of a comprehensive Action Plan pursuant to the relevant sections of the Climate Change Act 2021.
He emphasised the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria towards the global efforts to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change.
Dr.Dahiru further noted that Nigeria intends to meet its commitments to and within the ambit of international treaties that address climate change, specifically, the Paris Agreement.
He added that Nigeria’s engagement with carbon markets must be strongly linked to the country’s development priorities, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and its attainment of the NetZero target.
EnergyDay’s check showed that the National Climate Change Program for Nigeria includes the drafting and production of Nigeria’s long-term vision that articulates the national and sectoral vision to 2050 for the country.
The plan prioritizes the implementation of the Climate Change Act, which seeks to achieve low greenhouse gas emissions and green and sustainable growth by providing the framework to set a target to reach net zero between 2050 and 2070.
The Act includes provisions to adopt National Climate Change Action Plans in five-year cycles. The updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commits Nigeria to reduce emissions by 47% from 2018 business-as-usual (BAU) projections, conditional on international support.
Dr. Dahiru, therefore emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to reducing emissions that contribute to climate change.