Nigeria is not pulling out of Paris Agreement – FG


The federal government has said that Nigeria is not going to follow on the heels of the United States of America and pull out of the Paris Agreement which is seen as a turning point for global climate policy.

This was disclosed in a statement signed and issued on Friday by the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin.

According to him, Nigeria entered into the Paris Agreement as a sovereign state hence will remain committed to its provisions taking into account its national circumstances and interests.

The statement reads in part: “Despite the pulling out of the United States from the Paris Agreement, I want to state categorically that Nigeria joined the Agreement as a Sovereign country taking into account its national circumstances and convection in a global approach to tackle climate change.

“Nigeria is committed to the provisions of the Paris Agreement as it is in National interest.”

The Paris Agreement is a consensus within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.
The aim is to limit global temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels by 2100.




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