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FG launches council to boost green economic development

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The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has announced the inauguration of the National on Climate Change to boost green economic development.

FG launches council to boost green economic development

FG launches council to boost green economic development

The council was established after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Nigeria Climate Act last year, which established the foundation for mainstreaming climate change action, carbon budgeting, and other related initiatives.

Conveyed in a statement on Wednesday evening, the president sait that it will formulate appropriate policies toward achieving green growth and sustainable economic development for Nigeria.

“In November 2021, after #COP26 in Glasgow, I signed the Nigeria Climate Change Act, to set the framework for mainstreaming climate change action, carbon budgeting, and the establishment of the National Council on Climate Change.

“Our Administration remains very committed to Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions and the Net Zero-Target by 2060. We are determined to strengthen the national response to Climate Change and accelerate the implementation of decisive actions to reduce its impacts.

I must point out that there are some noticeable implementation challenges in the Climate Change Act; I have directed the Attorney General & Minister of Justice in conjunction with the Minister of Environment to ensure that the appropriate amendments are made.

“The identified lapses include the establishment of States’ and Zonal Offices, creating a huge and costly bureaucracy. This is not acceptable. The current Act has also taken out State Commissioners of Environments as members of the Council. These and other issues must be amended.

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