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Climate Change: UN receives Nigeria’s nationally determined contribution report


Nigeria has formally submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Submitting the report on behalf of the Nigerian government, the minister of Environment Mohammad 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.”

Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Nigerian Minister of Environment

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

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