Climate: Nigeria pledges support for Paris Agreement – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his administration’s commitment to supporting the global multilateral processes for the attainment of the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

President Buhari who addressed the global community at a Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, said the fight to redress the impact is the responsibility of all countries and stakeholders, congratulating President Joe Biden of the United States for renewed interest in the Paris Agreement.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, yesterday, Buhari commended the President of the United States of America (USA), Joe Biden, for convening the summit.

“I would like to express my profound appreciation to the President of the United States, His Excellency, Joe Biden, for convening this summit at a time the world is experiencing tremendous vulnerability from the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change impacts, among several other global challenges.

“The issue of climate change has taken the front burner globally, as its effects can be seen and felt all around us; ranging from increased atmospheric temperature to irregular rainfall patterns as well as sea level rise owing to the melting of glacial ice.

“Nigeria commends the Biden administration for the positive decision of returning the United States to the Paris Agreement. In addition to bringing about abundant green economic opportunities to the US economy, the move further complements the larger transition process of global economies to low carbon development pathways,’’ he said.

Buhari told world leaders that Nigeria was one of the most vulnerable nations, and it had started undertaking major environmentally sound and climate-friendly programmes, while treading the path of sustainability.

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