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Nigeria Unveils Ambitious Framework for Climate Action

In a significant stride towards combating climate change, Nigeria launched its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation Framework (2023-2030) on May 23, 2024. The framework is designed to propel Nigeria towards achieving its climate targets and fostering a sustainable future. The fram...work has 19 outcomes of which achieving 100% adoption of clean cooking technologies across all tiers is one.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Salisu Dahiru, Director-General of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), emphasized the collective effort required for successful implementation: "The NDC Implementation Framework is a living document, continuously evolving with input from all sectors. It is crucial that we maintain its relevance to ensure unified progress towards our sustainability goals." he mentioned.

Secretary of the Government of the Federation, George Akume, called for integrated efforts across all levels of government and society. He highlighted the opportunities in sustainable investments and appealed for international support: "I urge all Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and subnational governments to prioritize climate finance. Private sectors should embrace sustainable investments, while civil society must continue to champion advocacy and grassroots mobilization. International partners should fulfill their financial commitments to support Nigeria's transition to a green economy" he stated.

Martine Sobey, Climate Change and Nature Team Lead at the British High Commission in Abuja praised the framework's comprehensive nature: "We are excited about this national investment tool that ensures coordination, transparency, and resource mobilization for Nigeria's ambitious NDCs." The NDC Partnership, with support from the United Kingdom, played a pivotal role in developing the framework, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in tackling climate challenges.

As Nigeria embarks on this transformative journey, the framework is a beacon of hope and action. Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, Director of Country Engagement at the NDC Partnership, remarked, "Transitioning to a net-zero, climate-resilient economy is an immense task. The alignment of domestic finance with national priorities and coordinated international support is crucial for Nigeria to meet its climate targets." The launch signifies a significant milestone, setting Nigeria on a clear path towards a sustainable and resilient future.

The NDC Implementation Framework is structured around 19 outcomes, over 150 outputs, and 300 key performance indicators, it addresses critical sectors such as agriculture, energy, transport, and waste management. The framework not only outlines strategies for emission reduction but also emphasizes capacity building, gender inclusion, and rigorous monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV).

The high-profile event was attended by more than 100 stakeholders, including government officials, development partners, private sector leaders, civil society organizations, financial institutions, and women's groups, who gathered to witness this pivotal moment.

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