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National Preparatory Meeting

Nigeria’s first Biennial Update Report (BUR1) and that of Eight (8) other Parties to the UNFCCC will be the focus, and will be expected to make a presentation at the 7th Facilitative Sharing of Views (FSV) workshop during the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (SBSTA/SBI 50), scheduled for 17th – 27th June, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

The Facilitative Sharing of Views (FSV) being the second step of the International Consultation Analysis process is aimed to have an interactive session with Parties as they make presentations followed by Questions and Answers on their BURs after which further technical analysis will be undertaken before a BUR is finally approved

In order to prepare for the upcoming session, the Department of Climate Change of the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the UNDP hosted a 2-Day Preparatory focused meeting of experts in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to scrutinize the Technical Analysis Report, prepare possible response to questions envisaged for the FSV, and endorse the draft presentation proposed to be made at the FSV Sessions

The Director, Department of Climate change of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Yarima P. Tarfa said that Nigeria has submitted its First Biennial Update Report (BUR1) and is currently undergoing the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process for Non-Annex 1 Parties of the UNFCCC and that the first stage of the process was successfully completed, as a result, a Technical Analysis Summary Report was produced by the Technical Team of Expert (TTE) based on the outcome of the analysis conducted.

The preparatory meeting was declared opened by the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals, Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Iniobong Ene Essien thanked the organizers for choosing Akwa Ibom State to host the event.

The two days preparatory meeting ended with sites visit/excursion to Dominic Etuk erosion control site, Udoinwang gully erosion site and the palace of Eteidung Stanley Uwah-Umoh (JP) the Village Head of Ewet-Offot in Uyo Local Government area. The site visit was led by the Director of the African Centre for Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Unyime Robinson

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