Revised National Climate Change Policy and Programmes have been approved by President Buhari

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The Revised National Climate Change Policy  NCCP and the National Climate Change Programmes for Nigeria have been approved by President Buhari.

The new Policy document covers updates of emerging issues in the sectors not contained in the previous policy.

The Minister of  Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahomod says the new Policy include “the inclusion of the Paris Agreement, signed by  President, Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and Gender mainstreaming, which he said are very relevant to the national response to climate change.”

Dr. Mahomod further disclosed that the new National Policy on Climate Change with its programmatic plan of action is expected to run through 2021-2030.

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“The objective of the new policy is to implement mitigation measures and promote low-carbon, high-growth economic development and also strengthen adaptation towards a sustainable climate-resilient development Pathway,” the Minister stated.

He said; “the National Climate Change programmes document complements the National Policy by identifying measures and actions that will be implemented in a programmatic manner to address most, of the challenges posed by climate change and climate vulnerability in the country.”

The Minister thanked the President, for approving the policy document and for his unparalleled commitment to climate change issues and concerns that earned him global recognition.

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