The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has called on the Federal Government to sign up to the Paris Agreement to support climate resilience jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions before 2050.
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In a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said it was crucial that the country have concrete plans to enhance its Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs by 2020.
This he added, was in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by forty five per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
The Paris Agreement, requests each country to outline and communicate their post-2020 climate actions, known as their NDCs.
He added that the organised unions looked forward to being partners with the Federal Government in the implementation of these commitments.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres would convene the 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23, to raise the global level of ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.