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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,...

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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