The Centre for Climate Change and Development Alex Ekwueme Federal University is glad to announce a webinar on the legal perspectives of the NDC in Nigeria titled “legal Perspectives to raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC”.
The webinar will attract global experts to explore the legal dimensions of efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, and the UK. The main presentation will draw from the legal aspects of raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC commissioned by the Centre for Climate Change and Development as part of the project on providing independent critical analysis and input into the revision process of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
According to the Director CCCD AE-FUNAI, Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, “ in the webinar, global experts will explore the legal legal dimensions of the efforts by world governemnts to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US and the UK”
The webinar comes up on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 4:00pm – 5.30pm WAT (GMT 3:00PM).
The following experts will speak during the webinar: Huzi Mshelia, Dr Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun, Selam Kidane Abebe, Yamide Dagnet and Prof. Chris Hilson.
You can register for the webinar through this link http://bit.ly/2MixrQK
Please keep a date with us and join the discussion.
For more information, the flyer and webinar description.
LEGAL PERSPECTIVES TO RAISING AMBITION AND IMPLEMENTING NIGERIA’S NDCS
The Centre or Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, in partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI) Washington DC is organizing a webinar on “Legal Perspectives to raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC.”
Date: Thursday, 11th February, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 5.30 pm WAT (GMT 3:00pm)
Webinar Link: http://bit.ly/2MixrQK
[Participation is free but registration is required]
Nigeria committed itself to an ambitious emission reduction through the Nationally Determined Contribution submitted to the UNFCCC and ratified by the country. Is this commitment a legal obligation? Is Nigeria doing enough or should the country increase its climate ambition with the on-going revision? What are the experiences and lessons from other African countries, the UK and the US? ion: In this webinar,
global experts will explore the legal dimensions of the efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, the UK. The main presentation will draw from the Legal Aspects of raising ambition and implementing Nigeria’s NDC a commissioned by the Center for Climate Change and Development as part of the project on providing independent critical analysis and input into the revision process of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which is due for submission in November 2020. In the webinar, global experts will explore the legal dimensions of the efforts by world governments to raise ambition and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and the rest of Africa, the US, the UK.
Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of CCCD AEFUNAI, is a globally recognized leading scholar on climate governance and international development with expertise in climate justice, national green growth transition in Africa, climate adaptation, business climate strategies, environmental policy, advising governments, corporates and international institutions (e.g., UN, African Union).
Huzi Ishaku Mshelia, is the National Facilitator of Nigeria’s NDC revision programe. A trained lawyer with orientation in energy and environmental matters, he is a Director of Clean Energy, an organization working on policy and legal issues in climate change, energy and environment. He works extensively on climate change related issues and is consulting for several local and international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UNDP, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth and the Federal Ministry of Environment.
Dr Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun is a lawyer with a Ph.D. in international environmental law from the University of Dundee. She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and an LL.M. in international law from University College London. She has taught at the University of Dundee, University of St Andrews and University of Lagos, and has also worked with various international organizations, including the United Nations and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). She currently works as an independent consultant on issues relation to climate change and sustainable development.
Selam Kidane Abebe is Legal Advisor to the African Group of Negotiators – the technical group that represent Africa in the UNFCCC negotiations. Selam is an Environmental Law Expert and member of the negotiating team in the Environmental Protection Authority of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. She holds an LLB degree from Mekelle University, College of Law and Governance. She was involved in the task team that developed the NAMAs and NAPAs for Ethiopia. Ms. Abebe is also responsible for following up negotiation and CDM projects of the UNFCCC. Currently, she is coordinating and overseeing the implementation of a national Strategy on climate change named Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy of Ethiopia.
Yamide Dagnet is Director, Climate Negotiations at WRI. She leads projects and engagement on climate negotiations for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her work aims to advance the scaling-up of climate action and support, processes for transparent and verifiable climate data, accountability mechanisms for national commitments, and the necessary enabling, institutional and regulatory, and capacity building environments to transition toward a sustainable and fair zero-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
Yamide brings more than 18 years of experience in advancing environmental objectives, having worked for the UK, French and Belgian governments, including as a policy lead and negotiator on the UNFCCC measurement, reporting and verification framework for the UK, as manager of the UK greenhouse gas inventory, as the UK Deputy Focal Point for the IPCC, as a reviewer under the UNFCCC of countries’ national communications.
Professor Chris Hilson is an environmental law professor at the School of Law at Reading University in the UK. His research interest is in the areas of UK and EU Environmental Law and Policy, Law and Social Movements, Law and Climate Change, and EU Law. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Law from 2008-2012 and has acted as an adviser on environmental law to NGOs including Client Earth and Friends of the Earth. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Environmental Law and member of the editorial board of the Review of European Administrative Law. His current research interests are in the areas of UK, EU and comparative environmental law and policy, climate law, and law and social movements.
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2MixrQK