In order to prevent the Nigerian society from carbonated climate change, civil society organisations (CSOs) and some government establishments have teamed up to battle the scourge.
Speaking at a programme jointly organised by the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI), and Connected Advocacy (CA) the CSOs resolved to raise awareness on Net-zero in Nigeria (RANZNigeria) project in the 36 states and the federal capital territory to curb decarbonisation that would lead to zero greenhouse gas emissions and prevent dangerous climate change.
“We believe Net-zero is a serious issue in Nigeria which CSOs should actively engage in for deep emission reductions,” the deputy director of National Council on Climate Change, Sir Uwem Jonah Useh, said during the programme.
He said Net zero is a big challenge but added that they have some of the best teams and technologies working on the problem—including construction of the world’s largest direct air capture facility.
“1PointFive is developing what will be the world’s largest Direct Air Capture facility. The 500,000 tonne facility is expected to be operational in mid-2025. Thinking big. Working together. That’s how you make a difference,” director said, emphasizing that the environment is no longer safe.
He called on the government and the CSOs to prevent the society from the carbonated effect.
“Nigeria is facing different faces of climate change due to improper orientation programmes across the 36 states,” he said, adding that their efforts will be seen in all the states.
Also speaking, the executive director of International Climate Change Development Initiative, Mrs Titilope Akosa, said climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity in Nigeria adding that from the year 2020 and 2021, climate change valuability index classified Nigeria as one of the ten most valuable countries to the impact of climate change in the world.
“Nigeria contributes not less than 1.0 percent of global incision yet Nigeria suffers a very high level of vulnerability.
“Nigeria is committed to take climate action through mitigation and adaptation measures by establishing and developing national determined contributions.