Category: Nigeria News Brief and Action Alert

Nigeria: Floods, Droughts, and a Lack of a Plan
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Nigeria: Floods, Droughts, and a Lack of a Plan

These past few months have proven to be deeply challenging for the world as it reckons with the impacts of both COVID-19 and Climate Change. Nigeria, specifically, is struggling to cope with significant flooding and economic issues relating to the pandemic. Over the past two months, Northern Nigeria and the states of Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi,...

Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC)
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Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC)

Relative to the other countries that Climate Scorecard tracks, Nigeria is severely lacking in the climate change research department. There are not many research organizations inside of Nigeria that are founded by the Nigerian government. This is unsurprising as Nigeria is a developing country so most of its funding goes towards other programs/projects than climate...

COVID-19 Offers Chance to Press Reset Button on Green Jobs in Nigeria
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COVID-19 Offers Chance to Press Reset Button on Green Jobs in Nigeria

Nigeria, a developing country with an economic dependency on oil, will always struggle in the green job sector without any substantial change in policy. Currently, the country has a combined unemployment (27.1%) and underemployment (28.6%) rate of 55.7%. On top of this, Nigeria has an over reliance on oil, which is shown by the direct...

Nigeria’s Transitional Electricity Market Needs Implementation
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Nigeria’s Transitional Electricity Market Needs Implementation

Nigeria’s major energy sources, for now, remain wood, coal, oil, gas, tar sands, and hydropower. In January 2015, the government established a Transitional Electricity Market (TEM) without a detailed plan for implementing it. New regulations were approved to (a) promote investments in renewable energy sources and (b) generate at least 2,000 MW of renewable resource-based...

Stakeholders Mobilize Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Nigeria
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Stakeholders Mobilize Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Nigeria

Nigeria is experiencing adverse climate conditions with negative impacts on the welfare of millions of people with mounting vulnerability. This is evident with the rise in climate change related risks such as high temperatures, erratic rainfall, sea level rise, flooding and drought. For that, the nation is already grappling with many of the most disturbing...

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