Nigeria has submitted the final Report of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the interim NDC report that was submitted in May this year.

Submitting the report on behalf of the federal government, The Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar emphasized Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as it has now raised its targets in the new report. 

According to the Minister, “In this updated NDC , Nigeria has raised its ambition by including emission reduction from the waste sector and  has increased its conditional contribution from 45% to 47% while retaining the unconditional target of 20%.”

Dr Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar said the timely submission of the updated report would ensure its inclusion in a synthesis report that would be issued later this year, ahead of COP26 slated to hold in Glasgow, United Kingdom.