Calls intensify for Climate Change Act implementation
Written by on May 27, 2022
The University of Abuja and Global Initiative for Food Security, Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), have called on all tiers of government and relevant stakeholders to intensify more effort to implement Climate Change Act.
The Executive Director of GIFSEP, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr David Michael, made the call at a Consultative Workshop on the Climate Change Act, on Thursday in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the climate change bill into law in November 2021.
The Act paves the way for environmental and economic accounting and a push for a net zero emission deadline plan in the country.
Michael said that the government at all levels and other relevant stakeholders should collaborate to galvanise support for effective monitoring and implementation of the Act.
Michael said that the government at all levels as well as the relevant stakeholders should put more effort through engaging on programmes that would provide strategies for strong implementation of the Act.
He said that climate change adaptation and litigation required huge resources and technology.
The executive director, however, urged Nigerians and other international organisations to support the Federal Government in the implementation of the Act, for a healthy and cleaner environment.
Prof. Hassan Shuaibu, Director, Center for Environmental Studies, University of Abuja, said the effective implementation of the Act would help solve environmental problems to a very large extent, he called on stakeholders to engage in tree planting and desist from any activity that would damage the environment.