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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...

Nigeria: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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Nigeria: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Dear Minister Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Honourable Minister of Environment, Nigeria,   My name is Juwonlo Michael. I am the Country’s Manager for Nigeria for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors the climate policies and programs of leading greenhouse gas emitting countries.Based on a review of Nigeria’s policies, we believe that there is much that...

Nigerian farmers have displayed commendable resilience and flexibility due to ever-shifting climate dynamics
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Nigerian farmers have displayed commendable resilience and flexibility due to ever-shifting climate dynamics

Rating BIn Nigeria, the average farm size for subsistence farmers varies between 1 to 3 hectares, with a noticeable distinction between the Northern and Southern regions. The North boasts larger farm sizes than the South, a trend that shapes the agricultural dynamics within the nation. The diversity in farm sizes often reflects the region’s climate,...

Nigeria Has Made Progress in the Development of Water Management Systems, But More Needs to Be Done
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Nigeria Has Made Progress in the Development of Water Management Systems, But More Needs to Be Done

Rating: BOver the last decade, Nigeria has faced significant challenges in ensuring access to clean water, particularly for the poorest and most marginalized communities. According to the World Bank, approximately 60 million Nigerians lacked access to drinking water in 2018. Climate change has exacerbated these challenges, with more frequent and extreme flooding polluting fragile water...

The Women Environmental Programme Helps Communities Better Manage Drainage to Adapt to Climate Change
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The Women Environmental Programme Helps Communities Better Manage Drainage to Adapt to Climate Change

The route from advocacy to policy best practice may be both difficult and gratifying in the complicated tapestry of government, where ideals and objectives intertwine with the complexity of the real world. It is a revolutionary route that can remodel societies, uplift communities, and effect real change. Advocates can transcend the realms of mere rhetoric...

Nigeria commits to cutting GHG emissions by 20% by 2030 instead of 50%
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Nigeria commits to cutting GHG emissions by 20% by 2030 instead of 50%

As the world faces the urgent challenge of mitigating climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has set a goal of achieving a  reduction of 50% over pre-industrial levels in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Nigeria, a country that is both rich in natural resources and heavily reliant on fossil fuels, stands...

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