FG to back legislation on emission reduction


The federal government has stated its readiness to support legislative action that would lead to emission reduction and encourage the use of renewable energy saying that there is a need for the National Assembly to possess a good understanding of the dynamics of international and national climate governance, Leadership reports.

Addressing newsmen at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco, the Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed disclosed the need for NASS to keep abreast with revolving issues especially the concept of green economy and green growth.

She also noted that the federal government is working to structure a common oversight framework that ensured that environmental and climate change concerns and efficient use of natural resources are factored by line ministries in the implementation of national development plans.