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Climate Change: Nigeria develops Post COP26 National Roadmap

Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor. Photo: Godson Elekwachi

Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has challenged stakeholders to the post COP26 workshop to evolve a roadmap, on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the country, as fall out of the just-concluded United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland.

The minister told the participants at the workshop that resolving issues around climate change would greatly impact positively on the country’s future.

At The Post COP 26 Stakeholder Consultative Meeting held in Abuja, the minister maintained that Nigeria would continue to implement its locally designed mitigation programmes to combat climate change challenges.

“Dealing with climate change is the future of our economy, let us use this opportunity to build for the future. We now have a climate change law that will coordinate and guide our efforts in addressing climate change and give it legitimacy”, the minister said.

Ikeazor noted that although Nigeria’s expectations at COP26 were partially met, there was a scale up on adaptation finance and in loss and damage, which implies that Nigeria would have access to more funds to implement its locally-led adaptation.

Reporting by Godson Elekwachi; editing by Muzha Kucha