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Buhari approves Revised National Climate Change Policy for Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the Revised National Climate Change Policy and the National Climate Change Programmes for Nigeria.

This was approved at the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, who talked about the development, declared that the new policy document captures updates of developing issues in the sectors not reflected in the previous policy.

These, as indicated by 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”.

Mahmood disclosed that the new National Policy on Climate Change with its schematic plan of action is estimated to run through 2021 – 2030.

He said, “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 complements 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 expressed gratitude to President Buhari for approving the policy document and for his incomparable dedication to climate change issues and concerns that earned him worldwide recognition.


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