Africa: Lagos, Other African Cities, Pledge to Cut Climate Emissions to Zero By 2050

Lagos state, among other states in Africa, has pledged to deliver its share of emission cuts in order to meet the climate change targets in the Paris Agreement by 2050.

The Paris Agreement on Climate change, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 22nd of September, 2016, committed Nigeria to reducing Green House Gas Emissions ‘unconditionally’ by 20 per cent and ‘conditionally’ by 45 per cent in line with Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions.

Reuters, at the launch of the emissions cutting process in Lagos, reports that the World Bank projects that 70 per cent of the world’s population could live in cities by 2050, and Africa is expected to account for half of the world’s population growth by 2050.

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