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FG replants 20m hectares nationwide

FG replants 20m hectares nationwide
The Federal Government has replanted over 20 million hectares of land across the country under its afforestation/reforestation programme, the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said on Thursday.

” In the area of climate change adaptation, he stated that a National Adaptation Communication document, which provided a mechanism for Nigeria to report priorities, implementation and support needs, plans and actions, had been developed.“Further to the Glasgow’s Declaration, we will not relent in joining forces in pursuit of a sustainable land use transition which is essential to meeting the Paris Agreement goals, including reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.Together we can succeed in fighting climate change, delivering resilient and inclusive growth, and halting and reversing forest loss and land degradation.5th August 2022 5th August 2022 The Federal Government has replanted over 20 million hectares of land across the country under its afforestation/reforestation programme, the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said on Thursday.

“With funding from the annual appropriation, sovereign green bond, private sector, more than 20 million hectares of land have been planted up by the ministry under the national afforestation/reforestation programme targeting degraded forest reserves, degraded landscapes and vulnerable ecosystems across all the ecological zones of the country.He said, “The forest sector’s GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in Nigeria mainly stem from deforestation and forest degradation from land use conversion.

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