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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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Nigeria Leaders and Opponents

Government Official Amina J. Mohammed Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment Amina J. Mohammed is the current Minister of Environment of Nigeria. She has represented Nigeria in various meetings on climate change, pushing for operationalization of the Climate Change Agreement; including recently in Marrakech, Morocco where she spoke about Nigeria’s participation at the 22nd Session...

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Nigeria Leading Research Study

Research Study: “Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Technical Reports—National” Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change Project, 2012 An important climate change research project recently conducted for Nigeria is the Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC) project. The project, which began in 2007 and finished in 2011, was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and...

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Nigeria Emissions Reduction Policy

Nigeria: Nigeria Climate Change Policy Response Strategy Nigeria is yet to have any climate change specific law enacted by the National Assembly (the legislative arm of government) and assented to by the President (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013). The country has however adopted several environmental and sectoral policies, strategies, and plans where...

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Nigeria Energy Production Trends

How the Energy System Is Structured The development of the energy sector in Nigeria is currently based on/guided by several national policies, programmes and initiatives, and these govern the generation and distribution practices of energy companies. The relevant policies and programmes include (GOPA International Energy Consultants, 2014): National Electric Power Policy (NEPP), 2001—guides changes to...

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Nigeria Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Dependence on fossil fuels as energy sources; (b) Absence of climate change policies and programs; (c) Changing peoples’ behavior   Current Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels The World Resources Institute estimates that Nigeria’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 (its latest record for the country) exceeded 296 MtCO2e (excluding land use). The...

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Nigeria Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2016: Medium Nigeria is yet to ratify the Paris Agreement. However, the country has announced plans to commence in September 2016 the process of consulting stakeholders with the intention of signing and ratifying the Agreement as soon as possible thereafter. The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, on June 5 2016 made this announcement during a Ministerial...

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