CLIMATE CHANGE: IKEAZOR FLAGS OFF ‘NIGERIA’S DECARBONIZATION PROJECT’
Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has officially flagged off ‘Nigeria’s Decarbonization Project’, DPP. Ikeazor also declared open an inception workshop for the DPP in Abuja on Friday.
DPP is a national research and capacity building project for the implementation of a Deep Decarbonization Pathway Programme (DDPP) in Nigeria.
The project is a collaboration project between the the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria and the Agence Française de Dévelopment (AFD) with the International Relation and Sustainable Development Institute (IDDRI), as the Programme Coordinator.
Speaking at the launching, Ikeazor, explained that the decarbonization of the global economy has long been recognized as an imperative in the fight against climate change.
“The Nigeria Deep Decarbonization Project is therefore a very important
component in our effort to navigate Nigeria and the global world over the harsh and unpleasant risks of climate change,” she said.
According to the Environment Minister, the Federal Government has made several climate change interventions intended to mitigate climate change and increase resilience to avert the excruciating consequences of climate change.
Ikeazor, revealed that the Federal Government recently submitted its revised and robust Nationally Determined Contributions that articulate climate actions until 2030 in response to Article 4.2 of the Paris Agreement.
“The Federal Ministry of Environment also formulated Nigeria Decarbonisation Transition
Plan, which enumerated pathways for Nigeria to achieve net-zero by 2050.
“The Nigerian government’s effort to transit to a low-emission economy was also echoed in all the discussions that the Federal Government of Nigeria was involved in at the COP26,” she said.