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Nigeria’s New ETS Holds Promise in Driving Sustainable Development and Combating Climate Change
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Nigeria’s New ETS Holds Promise in Driving Sustainable Development and Combating Climate Change

In Nigeria’s pursuit of sustainable development and climate action, the federal government, in collaboration with and support of the Africa Carbon Market Initiative (ACMI), aims to tap into the country’s carbon market, estimated at a value of $2.5 billion. This initiative marks a significant step towards environmental stewardship and economic growth.The Intergovernmental Committee on Carbon...

Upcoming Edo State Governor Elections in Nigeria
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Upcoming Edo State Governor Elections in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the spotlight is on the 2024 gubernatorial elections, particularly the Edo State governorship election scheduled for September 21. Gubernatorial elections occur at regular intervals, typically every four years and their outcomes can profoundly impact the state’s climate policies. The length of the term of office, once elected, is crucial to understanding the duration...

Examples of the Conflict from the Urban Development, Agriculture, and Transportation Sectors in Nigeria
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Examples of the Conflict from the Urban Development, Agriculture, and Transportation Sectors in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pursuing developmental objectives to ensure citizens’ well-being poses significant challenges to practical climate mitigation efforts. Several obstacles impede the implementation of policies essential to reaching the Paris Agreement objectives, which involve cutting emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.One significant challenge arises in energy access and poverty alleviation, particularly...

Nigeria’s Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023
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Nigeria’s Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023

Implementing Methane Guidelines of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission In 2023, Nigeria experienced a profound shift in climate policy by implementing the Methane Guidelines through the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC). These guidelines draw on global best practices and involve collaboration among various organizations. The Nigerian government, NUPRC, the Clean Air Task Force...

Nigeria: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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Nigeria: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

The Bumaji ClanThe Bumaji Clan, nestled within the expansive Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria, emerges as a beacon of exemplary climate change mitigation practices. In the broader context, the Boki Local Government Area is home to approximately 300,000 residents, making it a significant demographic entity in the region.The Bumaji Clan’s initiatives...

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