Mr Peterside spoke at the regional workshop on the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, and highlighted that the agency's plans to monitor GHG emissions through data collection, monitoring and verification are in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

Moreover, NIMASA's Director General reported that Nigeria has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maritime Transport Coordinating Centre, MTCC, for Africa on climate change towards ensuring GHG emission reduction in the maritime sector.

Another action that drives NIMASA closer to GHG reduction is that it invested in climate observatory station at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in line with its effort to effectively deal with atmospheric challenges, resulting from climate change.

Concluding, Mr Peterside stated that NIMASA will boost its efforts to achieve the IMO's 2020 sulphur cap regulation in bunker fuel, given that Nigeria has raised its awareness concerning climate protection, by establishing bunker fuel oil supply register, accreditation of laboratories, capacity building on emission reduction and establishment of compliance monitoring and enforcement.