EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF NIGERIA’S PARTICIPATION IN PARIS AGREEMENT TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
Keywords:Climate Change, Paris Agreement, Climate Change Policy, National environmental Policy
The study is designed to examine the impact of Nigeria’s participation in Paris agreement towards climate change, which has become global in both its cause and effect and poses the most complex global policy problem. Climate change is defined as some observable variations in the climate system that is attributable to human activities. This study uses secondary sources obtained from government agencies and data submitted by Nigeria to the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), academic researches and recent submission on adaptation and mitigation as part of Nigeria’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) to examine the impact of Nigeria participation in the Paris agreement. The research adopted liberalism as it theoretical framework due to it assumption that nations benefits from cooperation in an atmosphere of peace and harmony. It uses evidence based facts; to discover that Nigeria will truly benefits from Paris agreement in achieving a low-carbon economy, increased agricultural productivity, which will help Nigeria to join a next wave of global climate actions. Recommendations were made which include: Strengthening national capacity at the Federal, State and Local Government levels to plan and respond effectively to climate change policies.
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