Zero emission to end environmental challenges

Zero emission to end environmental challenges
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Massive depletion of forests and loss of biodiversity endanger the planet.

At the 2022 National Council on Environment, an annual meeting of an all-inclusive body of environmental stakeholders across Nigeria, that took place in Abuja, stakeholders revealed their disappointments over the massive depletion of forests, loss of biodiversity, and other environmental and social factors that have negatively affected both terrestrial and aquatic systems. They added that the aforementioned factors have bad effects on humans, and even the planet, not excluding the fact that they have already started causing weakening effects of climate change.

The theme of the 2022 National Council on Environment is “Pursuit of Zero emission; a new trajectory towards global environment renaissance.” This year’s meeting was organized to set the path for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an evidence of the country’s global commitment towards building climate change resilience to aid sustainable development, while focusing on all major factors that further ignite environmental challenges. The forum is a means for the government to enable the expansion of the landscape of reasoning to generate policy frameworks that has the capability of confronting the arising threat in the environment.

The council will embrace a low carbon emission trajectory.

At the meeting, the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said that in recent years, there have been an exacerbation of the effect of global warming brought about by deforestation, desertification, COVID-19 pandemic and emergencies that occur naturally. As a result, the council, by reason of the reality of the imperatives, are persuaded to embrace a low carbon emission trajectory as an essential option for the preservation of the health of the planet and through the journey to net zero emission.

In his statement, he mentioned that the existence of the forest ecosystems is within a context that allows the effects of population and economic growth in the country to accelerate the swift and massive depletion of forests at a fast rate. Also, for the implementation of the low carbon emission trajectory, the council will make use of its solid partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and will redesign agricultural policies and programs to boost sustainable and climate adaptable agriculture, promoting food security, and benefitting the environment, if need be.

UNIDO will support Nigeria to achieve sustainable industrial development.

The statement of the Country Representative of the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO), Dr. Jean Bakale, revealed that, in his observation, the net zero emissions status is the new goal of every developed, developing, and forehanded country around the world. Therefore, to assist the council, the UN Industrial Organization will ensure to provide every needed support required for a successful journey to zero emission, with everyone living in unity with nature and hope of sustainable development.

Also, among the environmental factors that affect systems are the sea levels which rises with regular flooding that continually destroys lives and properties that are worth many millions of Naira, the global temperature also rises and there is rampancy of wildfires, food security is also an issue. To put an end to the above unfavorable factors, UNIDO has made a recommitment of its support to Nigeria in the promotion of inclusive sustainable industrial development and the achievement of a new and sustainable national development.

GEF, UK PACT program and others support implementing the NCDs.

Also commenting on the situation, Fred Kafeero, FAO Country Representative to Nigeria, affirmed that in December 2022, there would be an end to the current Nigeria’s Country Programming Framework (CPF), which has helped the organization towards rendering support to the Federal Government and other stakeholders. The organization would also aid the Ministry of Environment in the mobilization of resources from the global climate finance institutions, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the Adaptation Funds and the UK PACT program, to support in implementing the Nigeria Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Zero emission to end environmental challenges. – Massive depletion of forests and loss of biodiversity endanger the planet. – Express your point of view.

DimOla
Member
29 days ago

We have some major problem as a country and these are maintenance issue and abiding by a simple rule, but if you tell a Nigerian what will kill him/her now that person will take immediate action. The agencies in Nigeria should adopted the method of creating awareness laying emphasis on how it can affect us directly.

SarahDiv
Member
29 days ago

One very important thing that needs to be done urgently is to educate the people on the dangers of carbon emissions through our activities as a human. This can be done through creating massive awareness.

theApr
Member
29 days ago

Depletion of Forest, loss of biodiversity are dangerous to living creatures, the planet itself and also cause weaking effect to climate change. With all these negative effect, it’s a no-brainer that whatever is responsible for these should be put in check by government. Certain regulations has to be passed. The implementation of the low carbon emission trajectory is a good one.

Remi1
Member
29 days ago

Many thanks to the UNIDO for recommitting to its support of Nigeria in the promotion of inclusive sustainable industrial development and the attainment of a new and sustainable national development strategy.

Chibuzor
Member
29 days ago

In the event that it is necessary, the appropriate utilisation of agriculture can help to enhance sustainable and climate-adaptable agriculture, thereby enhancing food security and positively impacting the environment.

Taiwoo
Member
29 days ago

This is extremely risky, and we absolutely must ensure the safe release of gas output in order to prioritise life. All of these firms operating with gas have a need to exercise extreme prudence and vigilance.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
29 days ago

The topic of climate change ought to be at the forefront of our conversation about potential responses to the changes in our environment.

Adesanyaj72
Member
29 days ago

Our ecology is in danger due to the loss of gas emission, and more needs to be done by the government to prevent further damage.

Christiana
Member
29 days ago

The government should try their possible best to eliminate the threat since Nigeria’s gas emission issue is extremely worrying and has a wide range of negative effects.

Tolaniiii
Member
29 days ago

This country does not have a system that promotes environmental ecology , and this ends up putting the life of the residents in danger

Bola12
Member
29 days ago

The government should make it possible for new ideas to be developed in order to create frameworks for policies that can address recently discovered environmental threats.

Ultra0711
Member
29 days ago

Industries must have safe gas emissions. Toxic or gaseous emissions impair the ecosystem. Climate change should be a focus of environmental solutions.

Hassan Isa
Member
29 days ago

The council is convinced by the reality of the imperatives to adopt a low carbon emission trajectory as a necessary alternative for maintaining the health of the planet and progressing toward net zero emissions.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
29 days ago

the government should encourage the development of new lines of thought in order to devise policy frameworks that are able to combat newly emerging dangers to the environment, and it should make this possible.

Kazeem1
Member
29 days ago

People and the planet as a whole have felt the effects of deforestation, and it’s also started to contribute to climate change in damaging ways.

Kazeem1
Member
29 days ago

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Adeolastan
Member
29 days ago

The gas emission problem in Nigeria is too alarming and all hands must be on deck to eradicate the menace because the problem is affecting lots of things.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
29 days ago

All this companies and industries won’t say they are ignorant of the disadvantages in the release of gaseous substances has on environments. It’s high time they take things serious regarding our environments.

Tonerol10
Member
29 days ago

This is dangerous oooo, we need safe emission of gas output because life is more important. All this companies dealing with gas need to be very careful and also take caution

Haykaylyon26
Member
29 days ago

Our environment needs to be safe the gas emission need to be output in a safe way because it endanger our planet and our environment solution way need to be establish to secure all this gas from been get exposed

jdpumping
Member
29 days ago

Loss of gas emission is really endangering the planet and lots needs to be done because it’s all coming back to affect we the people on planet Earth at the end,we need to protect our environment.

Abusi
Member
29 days ago

It is important for the different industries to have a safe emission of gas output. Emitting hazardous substances or gaseous substances into the environment will degrade our environment. Climate change should be a focal point when we are discussing about solutions to our environmental changes.