The Nigerian government has decided to revise its National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and National Climate Change Programmes for the country.
This decision was taken at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.
Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Muhammad Abubakar, said the new Policy document captured updates of emerging issues in the sector that were not captured in the previous policy.
“The new National Policy on Climate Change, with its programmatic plan of action, is expected to run through 2021-2030. The objective of the new policy is to implement mitigation measures and promote low-carbon, high-growth economic development. It will also strengthen adaptation towards a sustainable climate resilient development pathway. The National Climate Change programmes document complements the National Policy by identifying measures and actions. The measures and actions will be implemented in a programmatic manner to address most, if not all, of the challenges posed by climate change and climate vulnerability in the country.”Muhammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment
Part of the new additions to the climate policy are the inclusion of the Paris Agreement, as well as Gender mainstreaming, which is very relevant to the national response to climate change.