Coalition of Abuja Climate Groups will join with other climate and environmental activists around the world to march round the cities to sensitise Nigerians on the nation’s climate policies.
The Conference of Climate Change, COP 21 will lead the march, according to a statement issued by the Group, which said the climate march is aimed at creating awareness for Nigerians to understand the danger environmental degradation posses in Nigeria.
According to them, World leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering at the United Nations Climate Summit COP21 in Paris, France to deliver a bold new international climate agreement.
“In September 2015, world leaders committed to a new set of global goals called the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs for sustainable development to provide a roadmap for the next 15 years and if leaders keep their commitments, could end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change.
“The new global goals symbolise an important shift in development, recognizing that these three issues are interlinked and what’s more, that climate change could undermine all the progress we have made in eradicating poverty and inequality.
“Before attention turns to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, Nigerian government has the opportunity to deliver bold new climate policies which can send a strong signal that the age of dirty fossil fuels is over and set us instead on a path to a safer, fairer and more sustainable future for all.
“As our nation prepares to send delegates to the 2015 United Nations Climate summit COP 21, we Nigerian citizens demand that our government’s actions go beyond mere lip service. The conference’s objective is to achieve a legally-binding and universal agreement on the world’s rapidly warning climate from all the nations of the world and Nigeria must take this responsibility seriously,” they said.
They, therefore, noted that the global data cleared that rising temperatures will cause disruptions to economic, agricultural and even political systems all over the world. In Nigeria, where the infrastructure is already fragile and our population is rapidly increasing, such disruptions could mean disaster.

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