Paris Agreement: FG Remains Committed To Climate Change Policy

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    The Federal Government says it will not pull out of the Paris Agreement, which is seen as a turning point for global climate change policy.

    Addressing a media briefing in Abuja, the Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibrin said Nigeria entered into the Paris Agreement as a sovereign state hence will remain committed to its provisions taking into account its national circumstances and interests.

    The minister was reacting to the withdrawal of the United States from the Climate Change deal.

    Mr Jibrin explained that the withdrawal of the United States will make developing nations to sit up and explore possibilities to make the agreement work.

    The Paris Agreement is a consensus within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

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