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Nigeria glad US is back on climate change agenda, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is delighted that the US is fully back on the global climate change agenda. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Abuja that the vice president said this when he received, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a US government delegation ...

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Video report: Nigeria and climate challenges, by Nwajiuba

Alex Ekwueme Federal University

Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba was from February 2016 to February 2021 the Vice-Chancellor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike in Ebonyi State. Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba He is currently the Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST). A cerebal academic and consumate professional, he has contributed immensely to the expansion of frontiers of knowledge through his numerous publications. In ...

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Climate income: A call to include Carbon Fee and Dividend in Nigeria’s revised NDCs

Climate income

As the Nigerian government steps-up efforts to revise and submit its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is the urgent need to include carbon finance and adopt the carbon fee and dividend policy in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to lift 100 million persons out of poverty in 10 years ...

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Assessment of implementation of Nigeria’s original NDC and new ambition intent

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Nigeria was among the 190 countries that submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC in the run up to the COP meeting in Paris in 2015. Nigeria’s INDC has since been subsequently converted into the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) following the country’s ratification of the Paris Agreement in May 2017. With a promise of 20% unconditional emission ...

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Youths remain part of Nigeria’s climate change implementation process – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Nigeria will continue to ensure that young people are a part of climate change processes in Nigeria, from the consultation to implementation and even at the global level of climate negotiation. Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor This promise was made on Monday, October 19, 2020 by the Minister of State for Environment, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor, during her opening ...

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Environmental reform and national development in Nigeria (2)

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

Continued from Friday, August 14, 2020 Inadequacies of Nigerian Environmental Regulatory Laws Governmental intervention to regulate environmental pollution through law, establishment of regulatory agencies and imposition of sanction to deter polluters may to certain extent enhance social welfare. However, these efforts may be inadequate, resulting in failure and sub-optimal environmental results unless adequately complemented with other measures and this has ...

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Government rallies stakeholders for climate action plan

In demonstration of its commitment to the global efforts to curb global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nigeria has formally kick-started the process of preparation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), writes Olufemi Adeosun The need for all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be committed to setting realistic target towards reducing the greenhouse gas ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (10): Reducing cities’ vulnerability


Nigeria ranks among the most urbanised countries in the world, and perhaps the fastest urbanising country in the African continent. In 1980, the urbanisation rate was 28.6 percent rising to 35.3 percent in 1999 and 49.8% in 2010 with the rate projected to increase to 56.8 percent and 63.6 percent in 2020 and 2030 respectively. The number of urban centres ...

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Why Nigeria will submit climate action plan in September


The Federal Government said in Abuja on Thursday, July 2, 2015 that its Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would be submitted in September. Dr Samuel Adejuwon, the Director, Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, who made this disclosure, said that Nigeria was taking its time to develop solid INDCs that would help address the ...

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Paris 2015: Nigeria initiates preparation of climate action plan


Nigeria formally commenced the preparation of its climate action plan, tagged Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 in Abuja when a host of stakeholders brainstormed all day long. The INDCs is a requirement to be submitted by all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a major component of the climate ...

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