Paris agreement: CSOs wants youths inclusion

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Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chairman Board of Trustees, Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), has called for youths inclusion in the activities of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), for effective implementation.

Choji said this in Abuja.

According to him, NDCs was one of the key tools for measuring what each country was doing in addressing the climate change issues.

It is pertinent to discuss about youth participation and inclusiveness on the NDCs, as well as using them as key stakeholders of NDCs implementation in the country.

“The full and meaningful participation of youth in all activities, processes and platforms for climate action is very necessary.

“The youth need to understand the approach, concerning the well being and equity of current and future generations.

“The youth are the ones who will most likely face difficult living conditions in a changing climate such as drought, flooding and food security.

“But they are not historically responsible for those conditions.

“It is very important we examine actionable things so as not to see inputs by youth continuously ignored as it is often the case,’’ he said.

Choji said that recently, CSDevNet had a national youth discussion on Nigeria youth inclusion and the implementation of the NDCs.

He said that the organisation collaborated with the National Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement, (NCSFPAS), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) for the discussion.

He said that the efforts would be put in place for the youth to make inputs to enable implement the NDCs.