Nigeria Signs The Paris Agreement On Climate Change

By Ikenga Chronicles September 23, 2016

Nigeria Signs The Paris Agreement On Climate Change


President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has joined other world leaders in signing the Paris agreement on climate change. President Buhari who is in the United States as part of the United Nations General Assembly signed the agreement in the company of the Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed, and the House Committee Chairman on Climate Change Rep. Samuel Onuigbo of Abia State.

Speaking exclusively to Ikenga Chronicles after the signing, Rep. Samuel Onuigbo stated that;

“The signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the UN, New York, USA marks a milestone in Nigeria’s resolve to be a major and dependable player in combating the devastating effects of climate change. Similarly, the signing opens a great window of opportunity for Nigeria to benefit from these efforts as we pursue a low carbon green economy for sustainable development.”

Rep. Onuigbo, who believes that tackling the effects of climate change is a collaborative endeavour explained that;

“This is a critical time when all the arms of Government and other stakeholders must work together in a collaborative and productive fashion to achieve a green and sustainable economy for this and future generations. The time for practical and verifiable action by all to match President Buhari’s commendable leadership in Climate change governance is now.”

The Paris agreement, which was adopted by the representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris seeks to deal with green house emissions’ mitigation, adaptation and financing. Opened for signing on Earth Day 2016 (22 April 2016), it takes effect from 2020.

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