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FG restates commitment to transit to Net-zero pathway by 2030

The Federal government has restated its commitment to Nigeria’s Long-term Low-emission Development Strategy LT LEDS to serve as a vehicle for transitioning Nigeria to its Net-zero Pathway by 2060. 

The Director-General of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), Dr Salisu Dahiru made this disclosure during the socialisation /presentation of Nigeria’s Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) in Abuja.

He emphasize that it identifies actionable programmes and policies that aim to accelerate the uptake of measures and technologies in and around a climate-resilient development pathway while working towards long-term quantifiable GHG emission reductions across Nigeria’s priority sectors.

“In November 2021, Nigeria passed the Climate Change Act that seeks to achieve low greenhouse gas emissions, green and sustainable growth by providing the framework to set a target to reach net zero between 2050 and 2070. 

Dr Dahiru said the Act established the National Council on Climate Change with the sole responsibility for the coordination and harmonization of national climate actions among several roles.

“The journey to net-zero emissions has thus begun, and it is already clear that the road will be rough. Nigeria’s position is balancing its socioeconomics with climate change initiatives. 

“It is to be noted also that in order to mobilize adequate climate finance into the country, there is need for adequate regulatory frameworks and its implementation,    

According to him, we have come together to socialize and present this decisive strategy, and so we have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues, share insights, and build partnerships that will drive the successful implementation of the LT-LEDS. 

He added that this workshop will serve as a catalyst for change, a space for learning, and a forum for collective action, as we strive to shape a future where Nigeria thrives as a global leader in low-emission development and climate resilience.

“The demonstrated leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in ensuring the reduction of Nigeria’s carbon footprint can be seen in the launch of several initiatives such as the Electric Buses Rollout Programme, the Carbon Market Activation Programme.

The present administration is providing all the necessary support to implement robust, enabling policies and frameworks.

He urged every one to actively participate, align your efforts, contribute your expertise, and commit to concrete actions that will propel us towards our shared vision of a low-emission, climate-resilient Nigeria.

The Dr seize this opportunity to leverage our collective knowledge, expertise, and resources to shape a future that is not only sustainable but also equitable, inclusive, and just for all.