On Friday, 21 November 21 2014, the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja hosted an Interministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) Meeting towards the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to hold in December in Lima, Peru.
The Lima conference is expected to advance negotiations and produce a universal and concrete legally binding agreement that will elaborate a shared determination by all Parties to deliver significant national contributions to build a low carbon climate resilient future.
Besides updating core negotiators and ICCC members on the current negotiation status, the daylong meeting was likewise utilised to update the gathering on national preparation towards Nigeria’s effective participation at the conference, as well as provide information on logistics and coordination.
Incidentally, Dr Samuel Jare Adejuwon, Nigeria’s climate chief and Director at the CCD, was a year older that on the day. The gathering celebrated with him, praying and joining in the cutting of his birthday cakes.