World Earth Day: Nigeria Joins 120 Countries To Sign Pact On Global Warming

Over 120 countries, including Nigeria are expected to sign an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas in New York today, Friday April 22, as part of celebration of the World Earth Day.

A total of 195 countries had in December last year at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris, agreed to set a goal of limiting global warming to less than two degrees centigrade.

The conference had also resulted in calls for zero net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The participating countries had agreed by consensus to the final pact, the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions.

Consequently, the United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN), a member of the World Federation of the United Nations Associations has called on all countries, including Nigeria, to come up with policies tailored towards combating global warming.

In a statement issued by UNAN and signed by its secretary general, Owolabi Ganiyu, the association said it is “requesting that in the interest of humanity and our future, all countries, including Nigeria that will sign the Paris agreement come up immediately with policies that will deliver on their commitments by ensuring implementation of whatever is contained in the agreement.”