STAKEHOLDERS’ CONSULTATIVE/VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON NIGERIA’S INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (INDC) TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE – 18TH SEPT 2015 Consequent to the inadequacy of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol (KP) to sufficiently tackle climate change, Parties to the UNFCCC took a decision at COP17/CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa, to establish the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), mandated to develop a new Climate Agreement, through which ALL PARTIES, including Nigeria, will contribute to reduction of their GHG emissions, which will hold global temperature increase to 2oC and below. In the efforts to execute the mandate of the ADP, the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC by its decision 1/CP.19 further strengthened by decision 1/CP.2, invited all Parties to develop and communicate to the Secretariat their intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) well in advance of COP 21 (by the first quarter of 2015 by those Parties ready to do so) towards achieving the objective of the context of adoption a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties. In this regard, Nigeria has developed a draft INDC with inputs of data and information from across diverse sources. The draft INDC is being presented at this national stakeholders consultative and validation workshop. The workshop:
  • Updated national stakeholders on the level of progress made so far on the preparation of Nigeria’s INDC.
  • Shared with stakeholders the process of the development of the INDC.
  • Made necessary inputs into the document.
  • Validated the INDC draft document.
During the coffee/tea and Lunch break, individuals from various groups familiarized themselves with one another and still further discussed about the document while engaging in their pleasantries. Contributions were made by The Academia, Private Sector, NGOs and MDAs. At the end of the workshop, participants had better understanding of the development process of the Nigeria’s INDC. Necessary inputs were made into draft which will improve on the final INDC that will be submitted to the Secretariat. The opening remark was delivered by Dr Samuel Adejuwon,Director, Department of Climate Change on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment , Mrs. Nana Fatima Mede, while the event was moderated by Dr. Peter Tarfa, Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change. This very insightful programme was organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Department of Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To view some of the Workshop pictures click here

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