Federal Ministry of Environment is partnering with German foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), to conduct nationwide youth consultations on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) enhancement in the country.
An environmentalist and State Coordinator, International Climate Change Development Initiative, Seyifunmi Adebote, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Adebote said that the nationwide consultations would bring meaningful youth engagement into Nigeria’s NDC enhancement process and in tracking the implementation process.
‘In continued efforts to ensure youth involvement and active engagement in climate policy development, the ministry of environment is partnering with a non-profit German foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) to conduct a nationwide youth consultation on NDC enhancement in Nigeria.
‘Building upon the International Youth Day event and the virtual validation workshop of NDC Youth Action Manual which held Aug. 12 and 25 respectively, the National Youth Climate Consultation on NDC Enhancement in Nigeria will establish clear plans.
‘The plans will be for permanent and meaningful youth engagement in Nigeria’s NDC process beyond the current enhancement, including in the wider activities of the ministry.
‘It will be recalled that Nigeria had youths as part of its official delegation for the first time at the Conference of Parties during the COP25 in Madrid and this is furtherance of such concrete engagements.
‘As an outcome of this youth consultation on NDC, eight NDC Youth Working Groups (YWGs), will be established across the eight sectors to officially feed into the final government NDC.
‘The sectors are agriculture, energy, oil and gas, industry, transport, water, waste management group and cross-cutting issues, finance and investment, gender and youth.
‘Nigerian youths are encouraged to be a part by registering to attend via https://bit.ly/3hVp2xd.’