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WHAT IS NIGERIA’S ROLE AT THE UNFCCC NEGOTIATIONS?

Since the UNFCCC entered into force in 1994, Nigeria has participated in at each of its sessions to discuss ways to address the global challenge of climate change, and to take stock of national and international progress to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Notably, government officials represent Nigeria’s interests and contribute their expertise on various climate change issues with the view of establishing a fair, environmentally effective and comprehensive global climate change regime.

Under the Convention, Nigeria is required to:

  • Provide data on greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis;
  • Submit national communications periodically, reporting on progress in reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Enact policies and measures to address greenhouse gases;
  • Provide financial and technological resources to developing country Parties to help them address climate change; and
  • Conduct systematic observations of the climate system and research on climate change and its impacts.

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