Nigeria’s Climate Change Act Is Inclusive, Says Rep. Onuigbo
Rep. Sam Onuigbo, Member House of Representatives and Chairperson of Climate Parliament Nigeria has said that Nigeria’s Climate Change Act makes provision for the participation of several strata of government,persons, and organisations. Onuigbo was speaking at Climate Parliament’s “Luxor Forum” which was held in Luxor, Egypt, between November 4-6, 2022.
The Member of Parliament who sponsored the Bill that become the Climate Change Act said the Act makes provision for the States to be represented on the National Council on Climate Change — Nigeria’s highest decision making body as established by the Act– through the Chairman of the Governors Forum; for the Local Government Areas to be represented through the President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON); went ahead to clarify that there are provisions for women, youths, Civil Society Organisations, the private sector, and Persons Living with Disabilities to be part of the Council too.
He reiterated that the primary focus of the Act is to drive Nigeria’s climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, while also guiding the country to a just transition that will address the country’s energy problems, and help the country transit to a robust, sustainable, and clean economy.
The “Luxor Forum” brought together parliamentarians, members of development agencies, and experts across the world on a 3-day conversation around the impacts of climate change on specific regions, energy access, gender, financing the energy transition, etc
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