Climate change: President Buhari signs Doha Amendment of Kyoto Protocol

Climate change: President Buhari signs Doha Amendment of Kyoto Protocol

- President Muhammadu has signed Nigeria onto the Doha Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol for climate change

- The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement between 192 countries globally to protect the earth's atmosphere

- By ratifying the document on Friday, October 2, Nigeria has empowered the agreement that binds 192 countries on protecting the world

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Doha Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol which guides the United Nations rules for some 192 countries on climate change.

The Nigerian leader announced the signing of the important agreement on his personal Twitter handle late on Friday, October 2.

Climate change: President Buhari signs Doha Amendment of Kyoto Protocol

File Photo: Nigeria is the 144th country to ratify the Doha Amendment, thereby empowering the Kyoto Protocol on climate change again. Photo credit: @Mbuhari
Source: Twitter

He tweeted:

He affirmed that Nigeria would stand by all the agreements that were contained the amendment.

According to Investopedia, the Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that aimed to reduce carbon dioxide and other dangerous gasses in the atmosphere.

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) explains that the Kyoto Protocol entered into force when 192 countries, including Nigeria, first ratified it in February 2005.

It explained further:

"In Doha, Qatar, on 8 December 2012, the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol was adopted for a second commitment period, starting in 2013 and lasting until 2020.
However, the Doha Amendment has not yet entered into force; a total of 144 instruments of acceptance are required for entry into force of the amendment."

The Nigerian Presidency explained that President Buhari's action by signing the Amendment has now put the guidelines of the document into full force.

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It wrote on Twitter:

Legit.ng notes that President Buhari announced the signing of the climate change agreement just moments after he sent a get well message to American President Donald Trump who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

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