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Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University holds a webinar on the legal perspectives of the NDC in Nigeria on February 11, 2021
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The Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, has concluded plans to hold a webinar on the legal perspectives of the Nationally Determined Contributions, NDC, in Nigeria.

The event to be held in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, United Kingdom, titled “legal Perspectives to raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC”, will hold on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm – 5.30 pm WAT (GMT 3:00 PM).

In a statement obtained by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, the Centre, stated: “The webinar will attract global experts to explore the legal dimensions of efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, and the UK. The main presentation will draw from the legal aspects of raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC commissioned by the Centre for Climate Change and Development as part of the project on providing independent critical analysis and input into the revision process of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).”

According to the Director, CCCD AE-FUNAI, Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, “ in the webinar, global experts will explore the legal dimensions of the efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US and the UK”

Continuing, the Centre, further stated: “Nigeria committed itself to an ambitious emission reduction through the Nationally Determined Contribution submitted to the UNFCCC and ratified by the country. Is this commitment a legal obligation? Is Nigeria doing enough or should the country increase its climate ambition with the on-going revision? What are the experiences and lessons from other African countries, the UK and the US? ion: In this webinar, global experts will explore the legal dimensions of the efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, the UK.

“The main presentation will draw from the Legal Aspects of raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC a commissioned by the Center for Climate Change and Development as part of the project on providing independent critical analysis and input into the revision process of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which is due for submission in November 2020. In the webinar, global experts will explore the legal dimensions of the efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, the UK.”

It was also gathered that, “The Centre for Climate Change and Development (CCD) is a dynamic research think-tank based at the Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AEFUNAI) Nigeria. The Centre for Climate Change and Development at AFEFUNAI is intended to become a world-class think tank and the leading centre of innovative learning, research, and policy guidance in the areas of environmental sustainability, climate change and green development in Nigeria and Africa more broadly.”

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