The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has joined the global community to commemorate the third
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.
This year’s celebration with the theme: “The Air We Share”, focuses on the trans boundary nature of air pollution and the need for Collective accountability and action, which requires collaborative efforts from businesses, civil society, academia, policymakers and government to advocate, accelerate and activate climate-smart solutions for Net-Zero emission footprint.
The NCAA in a statement says, it looks forward to a National Clean Air Policy Partnerships Framework, as it positions the Fly2Green Nigeria program to launch the “Clean2Breathe Nigeria” campaign.
According to the NCAA, the campaign is an Aviation sector-led zero pollution mobilization tool to jumpstart National action and commitments to meet the Nationally Determined Contribution Targets of Nigeria.
The Fly2Green for The Air We Share” it adds, is the the cardinal imperative of the NCAA under the leadership of its Director General, Captain Musa Nuhu to activate Climate-smart solutions for Sustainable aviation through the Fly2Green Nigeria Initiative; integrating the ambitions and long-term goal aspirations of CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation).
“The Fly2Green Nigeria Program stands as the NCAA initiative to drive collective net-zero accountability and eco-citizens responsibility to tackle environmental pollution and climate change through green aviation market-based measures that promote eco-advocacy, eco-citizenship, eco-volunteerism, eco-
efficiency, eco-nnovation, eco-finance, eco-health insurance, eco-tourism and ecosystem conservation schemes to boost the contribution of National and regional aviation sector towards the achievement of a 1.5°C future in Nigeria and Africa”.
The statement adds, “Through its incentive-based green travel program and robust voluntary carbon emissions reduction scheme, Fly2Green Nigeria is designed to map out a decarbonization strategy for the Nigeria Aviation Industry, domesticate the National Policy on Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) and implement strategic partnerships with relevant Green, Blue and Circular Economy stakeholders to launch the first Clean Air-Blue Skies Advocacy Program in Nigeria tagged “Clean2Breathe Nigeria” – a ‘Zero Air Pollution’ advocacy campaign to boost local air quality against SLCPs”.