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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...

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...

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