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Nigeria submits revised NDC interim report to UNFCCC

In what looks like a demonstration of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on global action on climate change, the Nigerian Government on Thursday, May 27, 2021 submitted its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Interim Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar
Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Submitting the report on behalf of the Nigerian Government, Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, stated that Nigeria is making steady progress towards meeting its NDC.

“This action underscores our determination to achieving the commitment we signed in 2015 to reduce Nigeria’s carbon emissions unconditionally by 20 percent and 45 percent conditionally with international support by 2030.

The submission made by Nigeria is also to fulfil the requirements for competing in the 2021 Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Call for Proposal.

Nigeria submitted its first NDC on May 16, 2017.

The NAMA Call for Proposal is an opportunity provided by Germany, the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and others to mobilise finance for climate action around the globe, mainly to finance the mitigation of measures of the NDC.

Other countries that submitted their revised NDCs in May include Honduras, Armenia, Georgia and the Lao’s Peoples Democratic Republic.

The United States, which recently rejoined the Paris Agreement, submitted its revised NDC on April 21, 2021.

Nigeria’s revised NDC interim report can be accessed here: tinyurl.com/36u2xzfv

The first report can be accessed: tinyurl.com/znyffyvn

Its executive summary can be accessed here: tinyurl.com/4xb32fuc

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