NOGASA ATTENDS MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLIMATE CHANGE WITH STRATEGIC PARTNERS

In a quest to accelerate the on-going effort to formulate programmes for achieving national goals on climate change and put in place measures to attain early mainstreaming of climate change actions into government’s national development policies, plans and programmes, the National Council on Climate Change recently adopted a trisector partnership approach that brought together the public, private and civil society sectors to jointly pursue the implementation of these programmes. In addition to harnessing the huge resources in the private, donor and public sector, this inclusive and transparent strategy is expected to enable Nigeria to implement a more coherent and effective national response to climate change impacts.

It was in consideration of this that the NCCC convened a strategic meeting to share some of the plans and programmes of the Council and to deliberate on ways and means stakeholders would partner with the NCCC to develop and implement in a sustainable manner, climate actions in Nigeria. The meeting, which was held at the United Nations Building in Abuja in November, 2023 was attended by NOGASA as well as other notable key industry players across the nation’s economic space.

Delivering an in-depth analysis on the concept, efforts, challenges and expectations of the Council, the DG NCCC, Dr. Salisu Dahiru walked participants through a highly educative and quite revealing pictorial on the relative posture of the subject in connection to Nigeria, and participants were requested to make contributions with the aim of proffering solutions and partnering with the Council. Nogasa team lead by the Secretary-General, Mr. Tunde David, as well as a handful of other participants recommended the need to seek more support from the private sector as well as the Federal Government. At the end of the meeting, a steering committee was put together to continue to brainstorm on received suggestions and ideas ahead of another meeting to be convened soon.

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