The president had also signed the instrument of ratification of the agreement on March 28, making the country one of those that have ratified the agreement. The United Nations said Nigeria was the 146th country to support the Paris Climate Agreement when the country presented its support on Tuesday. “It`s important and that`s why it took us a long time to agree on it, but we`ve now adopted it. It is simply a matter of acting within the framework of the agreement “Climate change is really important, there is no doubt about it and we are happy to have become the 146th member of the United Nations to ratify it. With its ratification by the European Union, the agreement received enough parties to enter into force on 4 November 2016. The focus on climate change issues appears to be divided among nations, despite the historic agreement signed by more than 140 countries – including Nigeria – in Paris, France, in December 2015. While some countries are making frantic efforts to solve the problem by planting trees, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing in many other countries. Ugo Aliogo investigates the issue In March 2017, the president ratified the agreement (read the media report). With this ratification, Nigeria has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through the following measures: Tagged with: Climate Change Nigeria Paris Agreement UNFCCC Nigeria has become the youngest country to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by reducing carbon emissions.

“We are working within the framework of the commitment of the agreement and we expect others to do the same. India (4.1%) is also expected to announce ratification plans in 2016 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the US this week. He assured the UN and the international community that Nigeria would fulfill its own part of the agreement, but urged other countries to live according to their own obligations. With ratification, Nigeria has committed to unconditionally reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and conditionally by 45%. The Paris Agreement is expected to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries take climate action. In signing the agreement, Buhari pledged Nigeria to “unconditionally reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and conditionally by 45%,” in line with Nigeria`s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). On June 1, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the agreement.

[24] Pursuant to Article 28, the Agreement, which entered into force in the United States on November 4, 2016, is the closest possible effective withdrawal date for the United States on November 4, 2020. If it had decided to withdraw by withdrawing from the UNFCCC, it could terminate it immediately (the UNFCCC entered into force for the United States in 1994) and enter into force a year later. .