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Buhari departs Abuja for Climate Change conference in Poland



President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Katowice, Poland where he is expected to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The summit which will take place between December 3 and 14, 2018, will be held at the International Conference Centre – a statement issued on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said.

According to the statement, organisers say the conference is expected to finalize the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) – the rule book for implementation.

President Buhari who will be in Poland till December 4, will join 29 heads of government to speak at the summit opening on Monday.

He will deliver a national statement highlighting Nigeria’s commitment to addressing climate change by implementing the goals set out in its National Determined Contributions.

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