By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Minster of Environment, Dr . Muhammed Abubakar, said the new revised Nationally Determined contribution( NDC) will lower carbon development in Nigeria.
“This will in turn facilitate an equitable and sustainable development for us.”
Abubkar made this know at a media briefing at the weekend in Abuja.
He spoke on the recent positive developments in Nigeria’s environment sector.
He said, “We are taking these ambitious pledges carefully in consideration of low economic growth and the myriad of challenges attributable to the COVID 19 pandemic.
“ This demonstrates our commitment to play the leading role on sustainable development in Africa”.
According to him, the vision of our NDC is fully aligned with the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan.
He said Nigeria is updating its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change according to Paris Agreement .
He said, “with the approval of President
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria on the 30th of July, 2021 submitted its final and updated version that has now replaced the interim updated NDC that was submitted on the 27th of May 2021.
“We have raised our ambition in this updated NDC, by including emission reduction from the waste sector, for the first time, and increasing our conditional contribution.
“Hence this updated NDC has an unconditional contribution of 20% below Business-as-Usual by 2030 and 47% contribution conditional on international support,” Mohammed said.
He noted that “We are focusing on a sustainable and climate smart economic diversification with green job development along the value chains for our teaming youth”.
The minister also give more insight on energy transition and access to electricity for all Nigerians, provision of a healthy environment by the National Decarbonization of all the NDC sectors towards a Net-Zero trajectory.
“This includes electric mobility, clean cooking energy systems, energy efficient building and infrastructure, and importantly, mainstreaming Circular Economy in all strata of National production and consumption while prioritizing gender issues”.
He said Nigeria is celebrating
10th years anniversary of the submission of UNEP Report to Nigeria.