FG, France move to mitigate carbon effect in Nigeria - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, December 16, 2021

FG, France move to mitigate carbon effect in Nigeria

ABUJA - As part of the global desire to mitigate the effects of carbon in the world,  the Federal Government and the French Development Agency, “Agence Française de Dévelopment” (AFD) yesterday, decided to promote climate action aimed at lowering the carbon effect in  Nigeria.

The agreement was reached in Abuja,  when the new Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), Mr. Xavier Muron, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of State for  Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor in her office in Abuja.


In a statement, Muron said the visit was to discuss AFD strategies and priorities for climate action in Nigeria, especially based on the just concluded COP26 and the commitment of Nigeria in this regard. 

He also said the meeting was intended to provide an opportunity to discuss the upcoming launch of the Nigeria Deep Decarbonization Project (DDP Nigeria) scheduled to hold in Abuja in the coming week.

The Country Director noted that AFD was already funding and collaborating with the ministry on several high-impact projects in the areas of waste management, biodiversity conservation, urban development, power transmission, and off-grid capacity development. Some of these, he said, are already ongoing while some are in the pipeline.

The Country Director expressed happiness over the Nigeria Deep Decarbonization Project which is a national research and capacity building project for the implementation of a Deep Decarbonization Pathway Programme (DDPP) in Nigeria funded by the Agence Française de Development (AFD) with the International Relations and Sustainable Development Institute (IDDRI) as the Programme Co-ordinator.

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