From: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote, Abuja
Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in partnership with the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) has developed a framework for a stronger engagement towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The partnership also extends to improved measures to addressing the menace of Climate Change, considered one of the greatest challenges of humanity.
According to the organisers, speaking during the National Consultative Workshop on NDCs and Talanoa Dialogue held at the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Hall, Abuja, stakeholders in recent time had been working at cross endings with low partnerships, as result reducing impacts on climate actions.
“No doubt, the civil society plays a vibrant role in addressing issues around Climate Change and Sustainable Development.”
Facilitated by PACJA’s Secretary General, Mr. Mithika Mwenda, the entire coalition was distributed across 6 sectors namely: Finance Sector, Gender Sector, Adaptation Sector, Mitigation/Energy Sector, Media/Information Sector, and Intergenerational/Innovative Technology Sector.
The newly designed civil society framework is expected to accommodate many other stakeholders across the six regions of Nigeria to act in the national interest in implementing the Paris Agreement in Nigeria.
Furthermore, this will afford organizations to work collectively as against working in silos and together strengthen engagements to timely actualize the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution in the five priority areas; Energy, Oil & Gas, Agriculture & Land use, Power, and Transport.