Buhari signs Nigeria’s Climate Change bill into law

  • 19 Nov 2021
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  • 〜 by Amrit Labhuram

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday signed the Climate Change bill into law.

This was made public by the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

According to Mr Shehu, the Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo, and provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment of a National Council on Climate Change.

The Act also also paves the way for environmental and economic accounting and a push for a net zero emission deadline plan in the country.

The president had earlier made a commitment during the world leaders’ summit of the just concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, UK that Nigeria will cut its carbon emission to net-zero by 2060.

(Source: Premium Times News)