FG to provide more robust clean cooking database

The federal government has provide a more robust clean cooking database, modelling for various access expansion scenarios as well as mitigation implications.

A document was released by the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Heinrich Boell Foundation, World Resources Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute, which will help Nigeria to meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The theme of the workshop was “Clean Cooking in Nigeria’s Revised NDC – ambition, mitigation implications and the way forward” held in Abuja to disseminate the wider range of research findings to stakeholders.Speaking during the workshop, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr. Anthonia Ekpa, expressed excitement on the determination of the federal government to meet its climate change obligations by ensuring that Nigerian households convert from harmful cooking fuels such as fuelwood, charcoal and kerosene to cooking gas and efficient wood stoves.

According to Ekpa, “The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs is fully committed to supporting the actualisation of clean cooking targets in the NDC.

The ministry is seeking to expand access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services in Nigerian communities.

”She stressed that already the federal government has announced a cooking gas expansion programme to reach 30 million households by 2025. As part of…

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