President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Paris, France, appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change.
In a submission to the One Planet Summit attended by over 60 Heads of State and Governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations, the President said “we cannot implement our Nationally Determined Contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries.
“Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, we have been strengthening our national efforts towards the implementation of the Agreement and the Marrakech Call for Action and Nigeria had already ratified the Paris Agreement in May 2017.”
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President, however, said the country’s “Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce our emission by 20 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2030 cannot be attained alone.
“Having just come out of recession we are under no illusion of the challenges that we face in Nigeria,” he added.