Nigerian Senate Considers Climate Change Bill
The bill for an act to provide for measures to address climate change has passed the essential second reading in the Senate.
The bill, which was sponsored by a federal lawmaker Senator Isah Misau, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to promote the use of renewable sources of energy.
Leading the debate, Senator Misau, said that in spite of Nigeria’s participation in conferences and seminars on global warming, not much had been done to tackle the problem of greenhouse emissions, gas flaring and other harmful environmental practices.
He said that if nothing was done to stop gas flaring and other harmful environmental practices that deplete the ozone layer, the effect on Nigerians would be enormous.