As the 28th conference of parties on climate change slated for Dubai, the United Arab Emirates draws closer, civil society groups have recommended the strengthening of national climate policy framework and adequate funding for Nigeria to build a resilient future and harness the opportunities that climate change presents.
Speakers at the unveiling of the Agora Policy Report and conversation on Nigeria climate change and the green economy in Abuja said the country must adopt better means of responding to the effects of climate change even as it seeks a just and fair energy transition programme for economic prosperity.
The Agora policy report indicates that Nigeria is among the countries in Africa that are experiencing extreme weather events which may result to a high economic loss of about 460 billion US Dollars by 2050.
As Nigeria strives to meet its net zero target, it is imperative that it pursues ambitious climate policy framework to attract adequate finance for mitigation and adaption while also building resilience in the face of worsening climate condition.
(Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu)