Business is booming.

New national policy on climate change to run till 2030 – FG

By Bisola Adeyemo

Following the approval of the Revised National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), the Minister of Environment disclosed that the new National Policy on Climate Change with its programmatic plan of action is expected to run through 2021-2030.

President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting on Wednesday, approved the Revised National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the National Climate Change Programmes for Nigeria.

Speaking on the development, the Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mohammed Abubakar, explained that the new Policy document captures updates of emerging issues in the sectors not reflected in the previous policy, Environews reports.

These, according to him, include “the inclusion of the Paris Agreement, signed by Mr. President in 2015 and gender mainstreaming, which he said are very relevant to national response to climate change”.

The objective of the new policy is to implement mitigation measures and promote low-carbon, high-growth economic development and also strengthen adaptation towards a sustainable climate resilient development Pathway.

“The National Climate Change programmes document compliments the National Policy by identifying measures and actions that will be implemented in a programmatic manner to address most, if not all, of the challenges posed by climate change and climate vulnerability in the country.”

The Minister thanked the President for approving the policy document and for his unparalleled commitment to climate change issues and concerns that earned him global recognition.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More