June 2015 – October 2015

In preparation for the 21st meeting of Parties to the UN climate change convention, to be held in Paris from 30 November – 11 December 2015, all governments are requested to prepare their climate plans, so called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
Nigeria intends to do its fair share and submitted an ambitious INDC on 27 November 2015. I was the team leader for a team of experts supporting the INDC development. Work on the Nigeria INDC has been co-financed by a grant from UNDP to the Ministry of Environment and supported by internationally-renowned consulting firm Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Hans Verolme
Author: Hans Verolme

Hans Verolme is the founder of the Climate Advisers Network and has extensive analytical and advisory experience in Africa, South America and Asia and is widely recognized as an expert across the entire spectrum of low carbon transitions. With over 20 years of international negotiations experience, he has been a valued adviser to governments, foundations and civil society. Prior to setting up the Climate Advisers Network, he advised the British ambassador in Washington, DC, and served as Global and US Climate Change Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). All politics is local, climate politics is global. Hans has worked in, amongst others, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, European Union, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States.