World leaders converged in the UK for COP26, making a range of announcements on a clear shift from ambition to immediate action.


Many countries made unprecedented commitments to protect forests, reduce methane emissions and accelerate green technology.


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, made a strong commitment concerning new net zero pledges, which means that 90 percent of the global economy is covered by net zero commitments.


The Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mallam Aliyu Ahmed, Dr. Sarah Alade, Special Adviser to the President on Finance & Economy, Aisha Omar, Director IER, and other staff of the ministry.

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Dr. Sarah Alade speaking at the High Level Dialogue on Climate Budgeting for Resilience in Developing Countries at COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
Dr. Sarah Alade, Special Adviser on Finance & Economy to the President, in a warm handshake with President of African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
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From right: Hajia Aisha Omar, Director, International Economic Relations (IER), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mallam Aliyu Ahmed, Lucy Okpanachi Deputy Director, International Development Fund (IER), and Mariam Lawal, Assistant Chief Admin Officer, at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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From right: Mariam Lawal, Assistant Chief Officer Program (IER), Hajia Aisha Omar, Director IER, Aisha Augie-Kuta, Special Adviser to the Hon Minister on Digital Communications, and Yinka Babalola, Special Adviser to the Hon Minister on Fiscal Policy. All at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
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Mallam Aliyu Ahmed (2nd from right), Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, on his left, is Hajia Aisha Omar, with the International Economic Relations team, at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

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