The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has called on the Commonwealth Academies of Science to make use of the best available science to guide action on climate change.
Prof. Mosto Onuoha, the President of NAS, in a statement in Lagos said the academy was making the call in conjunction with science leaders from around the globe.
Onuoha said the call was part of a consensus on Climate Change launched by national academies and societies of science from the Commonwealth, ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Summit in the UK.
“The consensus statement represents the consensus views of tens of thousands of scientists.
“It marks the first time Commonwealth nations have come together to urge their governments to take further action to achieve net-zero greenhouse gases emissions during the second half of the 21st Century,” he said.
Onuoha said the Greenhouse Gas emission reduction commitments agreed to by 160 parties in the 2015 Paris Agreement was only the first step in a long journey.
He said NAS was ready to assist the Nigerian government, and indeed the broader commonwealth efforts by providing sound scientific advice on issues relating to climate change.
The joint statement was signed by 22 national academies and societies of science from the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting is scheduled to hold from April 10 to April 20 in the UK.