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Nigeria: Climate Progress Indicators
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Nigeria: Climate Progress Indicators

16% increase in fossil fuel use between 2015 and 2020; lack of recent data.   According to the 2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Nigeria falls in the 168th position out of a total number of 180 countries in terms of environmental sustainability. With its adoption of the Climate Change Act on 18th November 2021, Nigeria...

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Will Have Significant impact on Nigeria’s Energy Sector
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Russian Invasion of Ukraine Will Have Significant impact on Nigeria’s Energy Sector

The unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has had obvious ramifications to the country of Ukraine and its people. In addition to that, the conflict has also had significant ramifications on the rest of the world, and Nigeria is no different. Specifically, the conflict has and will have a major impact on climate policies and practices...

Nigeria: Climate Progress Report
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Nigeria: Climate Progress Report

Nigeria is a large developing country struggling to reach its emission targets. Relative to the other Climate Scorecard countries, Nigeria’s goals and targets are minimal. The government has no emission target for 2030, and recently stated that they would not be able to reach their net-zero target by 2050, which is what is expected by...

Nigeria: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Nigeria: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Significant Flooding Throughout the Country Nigerian-Russian Agreement to Build Two New Power Plants Government Signs Into Law a Sweeping New Climate Bill Including a Carbon Budget Continued Lag in Implementation of Climate Policies and Plans NARRATIVE 2021 has been an eventful year of climate action and inaction for Nigeria. Following up the government’s decision...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Nigeria
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Nigeria

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

Flooding in Nigeria Has Paralyzed Economic Activity in Several States and Lagos
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Flooding in Nigeria Has Paralyzed Economic Activity in Several States and Lagos

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenOver the last handful of years in Nigeria, floods have been devastating multiple regions in the country. Throughout 2020, flooding directly affected more than 2 million people in Nigeria, including 69 deaths. In 2019, there was 158 deaths with over 200,000 people affected. This...

Nigeria Commits Itself to Building Africa’s Second and Third Nuclear Power Plants
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Nigeria Commits Itself to Building Africa’s Second and Third Nuclear Power Plants

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard’s Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenNigeria is a rapidly growing country boasting a large population. Due to this, there is a huge electricity demand that Nigeria is hard pressed to fulfil since they currently struggle to maintain a “meagre 4000 MW of electricity” (Bolodeoku). Additionally, Nigeria deals with pervasive...

Nigeria’s Government Failure to Follow Through on Important Climate Goals and Its Economic Dependence on Fossil Fuel Exports
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Nigeria’s Government Failure to Follow Through on Important Climate Goals and Its Economic Dependence on Fossil Fuel Exports

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenThe Nigerian government has made some bold claims regarding reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. They have pledged “…to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030, when compared to “business-as-usual” levels. This pledge rises to 45% on the condition of international support” (Carbon...

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