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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...

Eko Atlantic City is all for show: Nigeria should invest in its megacities
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Eko Atlantic City is all for show: Nigeria should invest in its megacities

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenNigeria, one of the most polluted countries in the world, does not seem to be getting any greener. As a developing country, the focus of the government and its people is not generally on environmental protection, but more so on developing the economy enough...

Best Climate Practice Nigeria: Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)
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Best Climate Practice Nigeria: Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenEnvironmental NGOs are certainly less pervasive in Nigeria compared to other Climate Scorecard Countries. However, there a handful of them that are doing the necessary work despite a severe lack of funding. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is a climate NGO fighting to protect...

Nigeria’s Energy for All Solar Power Plan
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Nigeria’s Energy for All Solar Power Plan

By Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter Hansen   When it comes to finding the best practice related to Nigeria’s production and/or distribution of renewable energy, there is not much information since the country is severely lacking in renewable energy production. In fact, only 0.35% of Nigeria’s total energy supply comes from hydropower and just...

Nigeria Should Implement the “Energy for All: Solar Power Strategy” and Eliminate Oil Subsidies
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Nigeria Should Implement the “Energy for All: Solar Power Strategy” and Eliminate Oil Subsidies

Policy Recommendation # 1:  Implement the “Energy for All: Solar Power Strategy” Policy Recommendation # 2: Eliminate Oil Subsidies Environmentally, Nigeria has reached a critical point. As its population grows, so does its influence throughout Africa and the rest of the world. However, Nigeria is currently facing a plethora of problems and was ranked 152...

A Significant Portion of Nigeria’s Population is Still Without Access to Electricity
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A Significant Portion of Nigeria’s Population is Still Without Access to Electricity

Nigeria has a very different story than most of the countries that Climate Scorecard reports on. As a developing country, Nigeria still has large segment of the population living without access to electricity. In 2018, 56.5% of the country’s population had access to electricity, an undoubtedly low figure when compared to global levels of 89.6%...

Nigeria Has Experienced a 271% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990
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Nigeria Has Experienced a 271% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 104.27 MtCO2e in 2018, an increase of 271.60% from 1990 (Source: IEA) After the turn of the century, Nigeria’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been consistently rising. Interestingly, between 1996 and 2001 Nigeria experienced a drastic decrease in GHG emissions before their more recent rise. A dip in Nigeria’s...

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,...

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