The International Centre for Environment, Energy & Development (ICEED), EnviroNews and Citizens’ Climate Lobby have been nominated by Climate Scorecard to support its 2020 Emission Reduction Campaign in Nigeria.
The 2020 Emission Reduction Campaign is directed at getting governments of some 20 leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to set new, urgently needed short-term and long-term emission reduction targets.
While the short-term target is to strengthen pledges to the Paris Agreement by 2020 that aim at having countries be 1.5 degrees Celsius compliant by 2030, the long-term target is for countries to pledge by 2020 to be carbon-neutral by 2050, if not sooner.
The disclosures were made in the recently released Climate Scorecard Report 17, where in the organisation stated that its Nigeria Country Manager, Ms. Priscilla Offiong, made the nominations.
Other countries involved in the campaign are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is an international environmental, non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organisation established in 2007. Coordinated by David Terungwa in Nigeria, it focuses on what is seen as the single and most impactful climate mitigation policy: carbon fee and dividend.
EnviroNews was established in July 2012. The online medium, EnviroNews Nigeria, is dedicated to the pursuit of a healthy and pollution-free environment via effective information dissemination. The EnviroNews Development Network (Endenet), a not-for-profit group, was established to advocate for climate change and sustainable development, while also seeking to improve the quality and quantity of environmental communication and awareness raising.
Headed by Ewah Eleri, the ICEED (International Centre for Environment, Energy & Development) Resource Centre Afikpo (IRECA) was established in 2012 with the aim of enhancing the technical quality, standardisation, research, and training services that support national and regional clean energy technologies in Nigeria and the West Africa Sub-region.
The activities of the resource centre include:
- providing quality assurance and standards for solar and cooking energy;
- providing solar and cooking energy education; demonstration of clean energy technologies; product development; and
- research, development and certification.
ICEED provides ideas that link energy and climate change policy reforms to increased prosperity for Nigeria’s poor.
Climate Scorecard is an international, non-profit organisation that publishes news reports and action alerts on the current status of the Paris Agreement.