• Ibrahim Usman Jibril

    Hon. Min. State Environment

  • Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, with H.E Mary Robinson, former Presient of Ireland

  • Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa

    Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC)

  • Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Ambassador to Germany

  • West African Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance Workshop on Market Mechanisms and NDC Implementation January 2018

  • H.E President Muhammadu Buhari

    At the International Conference of Lake Chad; Saving the Lake Chad to Revitalize the Basin's Ecosystem for Sustainable Livelihood, Security & Development 28th February, 2018

  • Nigerian Bags Green Bonds Award on 20 March, 2018 in London. The award was received by Ambassador Kabiru Bala, Deputy High Commissioner/Head of Mission, Nigeria High Commission, London.

  • 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

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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