Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged stakeholders to mainstream the global climate change issues into their development agenda at federal and state levels.

The minister said this at a Consultative Workshop on Climate change and Budget. This would involve integrating climate concerns into national, state and local development plans with a view to increasing adaptation to its impacts.

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Mohammed said there are existing problems of poverty, food and water security inadequate infrastructure. She said if left unchecked threatens to undo national development across all sector and regions in the country.

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She further observed that inadequate implementation of climate change concern could be attributed to non-focused inclusion of its programmes and projects budgets.

Her words: it is imperative that a cross-sectoral, integrated and coherent approach be taken towards implementing the NDC to ensure a sustainable path for the actualization of Paris Agreement and put Nigeria in the path of green economic development.

“Reducing carbon emission and enhancing national adaptation capacity through the execution of the NDC and Agreement can create jobs and accelerate socio-economic development for the attainment of the sustainable development goals, SDGs,”she added.

The minister explained, they are working assiduously on roadmap for the transition of INDC to NDC backed with sectoral emission reduction and investment plans. This would be linked to national budget planning processes for private sector investment.