A National Civil Society Consultative Forum on TOWARDS MARRAKECH COP22. is underway in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
The forum, which brings together state and non-state actors from the six geo-political zones of the country including the media will focus on:
- Identify national climate change priorities of Nigeria
- Identify what Nigeria intends to and should focus on doing to address the impacts of climate change in the next 5-10 years and her commitment to Paris Agreement and other Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Assess Nigeria’s priorities for COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco and the critical role of CSOs in Climate Change processes in Nigeria and beyond?
- Critically assess Nigeria’s national climate change policies, programmes, plan and actions that requires policy intervention.
- Assess the current state of play in the climate change dialogue processes in Nigeria
- Identify during the forum the emerging issues and key pillars of negotiations such for Nigeria such as adaptation, mitigation, technology transfer and deployment, capacity building, finance, sectoral issues such as REDD/REDD+, Agriculture, and Energy
- Outline how will CSOs will work towards influencing MEAs and its related policies in Nigeria.
The Forum is being organised by Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Abuja ,Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Heinrich Boll Stiftung,Pan-African Media Alliance For Climate Change (PAMACC)
Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) is a network of about300 civil society organisations cutting across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. We bring together organizations, comprising grassroots community practitioners, trusts, federations of slum dwellers and pastoralists, home based caregivers, youth, media, women and faith-based organizations, including those working on child welfare, the elderly, disabled and those focusing on livestock and animal welfare, to commonly promote and advocate pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change and sustainable development.
The Paris Agreement, adopted last year in December at 21st session of Conference of the Parties (COP 21) by 196 parties (195 countries and the European Union) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) constitutes a landslide agreement in global efforts to mitigate climate change, as well as prepare societies through adaptive action to the likely negative consequences we are yet to encounter even if mitigation efforts succeed in limiting global warming to the below-2°C target.