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50% of Vehicles in Nigeria Projected to be Locally Built or Assembled EVs in Ten Years
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50% of Vehicles in Nigeria Projected to be Locally Built or Assembled EVs in Ten Years

According to the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC)  General status of passenger cars in the country The International Trade Administration cites a report by the National Bureau of statistics released in 2018 which put the total number of vehicles in Nigeria at 11.8 million. Of this number, 4.6 million are...

The Nigerian Government is Designing a National Adaptation Plan
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The Nigerian Government is Designing a National Adaptation Plan

Generally, Africa has an urgent need to effectively address climate change because of its effects on the continent. According to the UNFCCC, the regions with the greatest capacity gaps in terms of climate services are Africa and the small island developing States. Due to these gaps, there is a continued need for climate change adaptation...

Inauguration of a Government-Sponsored National Clean Cooking Committee in Nigeria
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Inauguration of a Government-Sponsored National Clean Cooking Committee in Nigeria

The most significant climate change-related event in Nigeria in the first half of the year 2022 is the federal government’s inauguration of a committee to develop a national policy on clean cooking. This development is important because of the country’s pledge to increase access to clean cooking by 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined...

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...

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