“In Nigeria, we have seen extreme weather variations, rising sea levels, encroaching desertification, excessive rainfall, erosion and floods, land degradation – all of which threaten the ecosystem. These developments have devastating human costs and are affecting food security, livelihoods and the very survival of our people.
To address these negative effects, we have developed a national policy to guide Nigeria’s response to climate change. Our response is broadly based on the twin strategy of mitigation and adaptation.
Collective action remains the only viable option to addressing the challenges of global warming and the ever growing impact of climate change. We have no other choice but to protect our environment for the benefit of the present and future generations. Collectively, we have to work towards achieving these all important objective.”
His Excellency. Muhammadu Buhari,
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
at Summit Meeting on Climate Change
New York, 27th September 2015