• Ibrahim Usman Jibril

    Hon. Min. State Environment

  • Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa

    Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC)

  • Cross section of participants at the Validation Workshop on: Toolkit for the establishment and capacity development of climate change desks/units in state ministries of environment and relevant MDAs

  • GREEN BOND

    R-L: Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment Halima Bawa-Bwari (Mrs.) and Ariyo Olushekun of Capital Assets Ltd. at the ongoing Green Bond Retreat in Preparations towards the second issuance of the Green Bonds for 2018

  • The UN Women SDG Report Holding at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja

  • BLUE ECONOMY

    Halima Bawa-Bwari (Mrs.) Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment at the side event on "Initiative to Support Sustainable Development in Coastal West Africa For Human well-being, Poverty Reduction and Climate Resilience" at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference holding in Nairobi Kenya

  • BLUE ECONOMY

    Halima Bawa-Bwari (Mrs.) Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment with members of Abidjan Convention after the side event on Local Blue enterprises: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Africa Coastal Counties at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference holding in Nairobi Kenya

  • Participant at the Review and Validation of Nigeria's Gender Action Plan Workshop

Welcome Note By The Director, Department of Climate Change


Dr Yerimah Peter Tarfa
Yerima Peter Tarfa, PhD
Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC)

I welcome you to the website of the Department of Climate Change ‘Gateway to National Action on Climate Change’ it is the official information hub on climate change in Nigeria. We will strive to update the site with current information about what government is doing on climate change in Nigeria at all levels.


Recognising the consequences and adverse impact of climate change on Nigeria, the country joined the global community to adopt treaties meant to tackle climate change. Nigeria became a Party to the UNFCCC in 1992 and ratified the Convention in 1994, it also became a Party to the Kyoto Protocol in 2004. Nigeria ratified the Paris Agreement (PA) in March 2017, which was approved by the UNFCCC on the 16th May 2017 and entered into force on 15th June 2017.


Due to the importance attached to the issues of climate change and global warming, and in view of the enormity of activities required for the implementation of the climate change treaties to which Nigeria is a Party, the Federal Government of Nigeria established the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment to serve as the vehicle for driving National Climate Action efforts/actions. Read more

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