The Senate has set machinery in motion towards mitigating Climate Change in the country.
The move as declared by its Committee on Ecology and Climate Change , is necessitated by the disturbing high rate of gas emission in the country with the attendant adverse effects on the Climate .
Briefing the press on the planned mitigation, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Lawal Hassan Anka said a National Green Summit will soon hold for a way out of the imminent environmental disaster.
According to Senator Anka , Nigeria is a high net gas emitter and has consistently ranked among the 10th highest gas emitting countries in the world .
According to him Nigeria is currently the seventh largest gas flaring Nation in the world , this combined with other emission sources like oil spillage and non – oil sector notably agriculture, transportation and the power sector .
” Cumulatively, the country has witnessed the lake Chad basin rapidly drying up and the entire country has also been assailed by climate – induced conflicts leading to high human casualties and unquantifiable material losses “, he lamented.
He stated further that it is as a result of this development that the National Green Summit has been put together for stakeholders to brainstorm on the way forward.
He added that the theme of the summit is ” Collective Action for Gas Emission Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation in Nigeria ” .