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FG  SIGNS CLEAN ENERGY DEMAND INITIATIVE WITH UNITED STATES

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By AKOR SYLVESTER-Abuja
The effort of the Nigerian Government at clean energy through the Energy Transition Plan with a view to meet its nationally determined contribution yesterday received a boost, as the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi signed the Clean Energy Demand Initiative with the United States of America to sustain the Government Energy transition plan.
Signing the agreement witnessed by the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Mr John Kerry during a working visit to the Ministry. Abdullahi  affirmed that the agreement will ensure that Nigeria makes clean energy accessible to its citizenry.
According to him, “We are excited to Welcome to you and  see how we can explore opportunities for collaboration and effective implementation of the set goals”.
Speaking further, the Minister emphasize that the Administration of President Muhammed Buhari has made progress in its efforts towards achieving net- zero commitment  by 2060.
“Part of what we trying to do with the concept of the President is to  pass the National Climate Change Act which will mainstream all climate change issues in Nigeria and involve private sector Practitioners in climate change activities” the Minister emphasized.
In his remark, John Kerry described the signing of the Clean Energy Demand Initiative which started in Glasgow as a way by which companies and countries can make decisions  to implement the buy-in  or the production of green products and to accelerate the marketplace creation that will help the World transit faster to a Clean Energy Economy in order to deal with the Climate crisis.
Kerry further stated that the future and citizens of Nigeria would benefit from cleaner air, and job opportunities that would come with the signing of this pact  with support from US Government.
“We would like to explore with you how we can increase the ambition that you have set out already in your Nationally Determined Contribution. The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate assured.

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