Category: Nigeria

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Nigeria Subsidies

Nigeria—$160 million USD in 2017 Nigeria introduced petroleum subsidies in the 1960s with the aim of strengthening its local industry and improving product affordability and domestic consumption (Akinyemi and others, 2015). A report published by the Council on Foreign Relations estimates that the Federal Government of Nigeria spent about $20 billion on fuel subsidy in...

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Nigeria Survey

The findings of a survey conducted in 2015 of 379 public officials and university students in Lagos State and Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria showed that most of those surveyed (about 340 individuals) believed that human activities were a significant cause of climate change. Knowledge of Global Warming and Climate Change among Rural Folks A survey...

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Nigeria Strategies

Nigeria: 1) Fully implement country’s existing pledge; (2) End gas flaring by 2030; (3) Improve the national electricity grid by increasing power generation and the efficiency of distribution Nigeria has demonstrated the country’s intentions as captured in its INDC, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while growing the economy sustainably. The submitted INDC is reasonable as...

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Nigeria Renewable Energy

Nigeria—No 100% 2050 commitment Benchmark: 30% renewable energy in the country’s energy mix by 2030 The Federal Government of Nigeria, in its National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP, 2015 – 2030) intends to achieve 30% renewable energy in the country’s energy mix by year 2030. The target renewable energy share of installed electricity capacity (excluding...

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Nigeria Success Project

Nigeria—Nigerian Rural Electrification Policy—2005 The Nigerian Rural Electrification Policy—2005 aims to achieve rural access to electricity through the cost-effective use of grid and off-grid approaches as well as standalone systems (GIZ, 2015). The Federal Government of Nigeria, in recognition of the potential for renewable energy sources to facilitate extension of electricity services, has installed more...

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Nigeria Checkup

Nigeria—Moving Forward Nigeria has made some progress with respect to the Paris Agreement. It signed the agreement in September 2016 and ratified it in March 2017, and thus committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The country has instituted policy initiatives that are relevant to climate change including its adoption in 2013 of a...

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Nigeria Emission Reduction Policy

National Policy on Climate Change Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council approved and adopted a National Policy on Climate Change in 2013. The policy is the basis for national climate change laws and guide the country’s economic and social response to climate change (ICEED, 2013). The implementation of the policy aims to promote low-carbon, high-growth economic development...

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Nigeria Extreme Weather Event

The Worst Flood in 40 Years Heavy tropical rains during the wet season in Nigeria, often followed by seasonal flash floods, sometimes lead to death especially in rural areas and overcrowded suburbs due to poor or non-existent drainage (Reuters, 2012). In 2012, Nigeria experienced what has been termed its worst flood in 40 years. The...

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Nigeria Media Organizations

Broadcast Media Eco@Africa TV Program is a weekly program that presents new ideas and best practice projects on environment and climate change from Africa and Europe (DW, 2017a). It is part of the Eco@Africa environmental magazine jointly produced by Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) and Nigeria’s Channels TV (German Missions in Nigeria, 2016). This initiative was...

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Nigeria Subnational Best Practices

Regions/Provinces/States Cross River State—Cross River State is part of the Compact of States and Regions; a group that currently includes 62 states, provinces and regions of the world, and represents over 17% of the global economy. The group provides incentives for its members to report on climate change mitigation on an annual basis. Cross River...

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