President Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president spoke this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the side events of the 71stSession of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71).

Buhari had, shortly before this event, signed the Paris Agreement, where he committed Nigeria to reducing “Green House Gas Emissions unconditionally by 20 per cent and conditionally by 45 per cent in line with Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions.”
Describing the signing as historic, he had also expressed confidence that with support from development partners, Nigeria would meet the above targets.

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