May 27, 2024

FG unveils NDC implementation framework to achieve Nigeria’s 2030 climate targets

FG unveils NDC implementation framework to achieve Nigeria’s 2030 climate targets

……says about $189 Billion is needed to Implement the NDC for 2023-2030.

…. urges collaboration from partners.

By Favour Ulebor, Abuja

In a bid to achieve Nigeria’s 2030 Climate Target, the Federal Government has unveiled the Nationally Determined Contribution Implementation framework,(NDC-IF), aimed at enhancing its response to climate change and tracking the implementation of its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

The Director-General, National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), Dr Salisu Dahiru made this announcement during the launch of the NDCs Implementation Framework organised by NCCC in collaboration with the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership and with support from the United Kingdom government, on Thursday in Abuja.

 He estimated the cost of implementation of the NDC-IF to achieve its outcomes, outputs, and KPIs as approximately $189 Billion for the seven year period of 2023 -2030.

The framework, developed through a rigorous process starting in 2019, provides a pathway for Nigeria to achieve its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2030. With Nigeria being highly exposed to climate risks and having ambitious targets for both mitigation and adaptation, the framework outlines strategies across key sectors such as agriculture, energy, forestry, and transportation. Notably, the framework addresses gaps identified in previous NDC versions and sets out 19 desired outcomes, 151 outputs, and 301 key performance indicators.

Crucially, the implementation framework underscores the importance of translating NDCs into actionable plans on the ground. It serves as a tool for coordination, transparency, resource mobilization, and tracking progress.

Nigeria aims to bridge this finance gap through commitments from development partners, the private sector, and government contributions.

The Minister of Environment, Malam Balarabe Lawal, said that the NDC-IF revealed the urgent need to address climate change and mitigation in the country.

Represented by the Director Erosion, Flood and Coastal Zone Management in the Ministry, the minister said the NDC-IF is designed to provide a robust and comprehensive framework to enhance a sustainable future.

Also speaking, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, said one of the issues bedeviling the country which is insecurity is largely ecological.

He said, “I have to sing it loud that one of the reasons for insecurity in the country is largely ecological. The issue of climate change should not be taken lightly especially for the country Nigeria.”

The SGF who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant (Technical), Prof Bolaji Babatunde, said that the NDC-IF document was of immense contribution to tackling climate change issues in the country.

The Country director on engagement for NDC, Mariana Panucio affirmed the commitment to driving Nigeria’s climate targets by 2030 and expressed readiness to collaborate with partners. The dynamic results-based approach adopted by the NDC IF facilitates effective coordination of climate actions and is open for investment.

Sponsor of the Climate Change Act in Nigeria, Sam Onuigbo urged participants to translate the NDC IF into actionable plans. He emphasised the achievability of the 2023 targets due to increased awareness and the responsibilities assigned to various agencies in tackling climate change issues.