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Building Nigeria of our Dream

Building Nigeria of our Dream is committed to help Nigeria citizens especially the youths with the necessary information/knowledge that need to improve their lifestyle and their nation at large thr

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Tackling Soil Erosion and Improving Lives in South- Eastern Nigeria

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project is aimed at addressing gully erosion in southeastern Nigeria, as well as land degradation in northern Nigeria.

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University of Jos

The University of Jos is based in Nigeria. It was established with the vision of being an innovative institution with great interaction between 'town and gown'.

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Nigeria Maritime University

Nigeria Maritime University, based in Delta State, in the Niger Delta of Nigeria has been set up to provide training for the maritime industry in Nigeria. 

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Nigerian Army University

The Nigerian Army University Biu it is a public university established and run under the auspices of the Nigerian Army.

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RegionsAdapt 2018 Report: Multi-level Governance in Climate Change Adaptation

The RegionsAdapt 2018 Report gathers the physical and socio-economic climate risks that 42 regions around the world face and their best adaptation practices to address these challenges.

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University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

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Lagos State Univeristy

Lagos State University - also known as LASU - was established in 1983 for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence.

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Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association

Niwaafa (Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association) is a non-governmental, rural based national association of women farmers.

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Bayero University Kano

Bayero University, Kano aims to provide world-class academic and professional training, community services and conduct research for the advancement of society.

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University of Ibadan

Established some 67 years ago, the University of Ibadan (UI) is the first University in Nigeria.

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University of Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was given university status in 1977.

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Comparative Assessment of Decentralization in Africa

This study is a comparative report drawing upon desk studies of 10 African countries above, plus follow-up field studies in Botswana, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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University of Lagos

Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge.

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National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS)

National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS) for Climate Change Project

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

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Africa has a large and growing coastal population, including a number of important coastal cities. With sea-level rise, flooding and inundation of coastal areas would be expected...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Nigeria

Nigeria’s coast is 850km long and comprises (from west to east) a barrier-lagoon...

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Adamawa State University, Mubi

Graduates of ADSU shall be trained and oriented to utilize modern technological and management tools for societal development.

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Obafemi Awolowo University

The Obafemi Awolowo University is a comprehensive public institution established in 1962 as The University of Ife.

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West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

WASCAL is an initiative of the German government to establish a center of competence on climate change and adapted land use in West Africa (for the time being, the countries involved are: Benin, Bu

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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Mitigation: Nigeria proposes an unconditional 20% emissions decrease from the business as usual scenario, and a conditional 45% reduction. Nigeria’s mitigation efforts will focus on ending gas flaring, promoting off-grid solar, efficient gas generators, transitioning from cars to buses, improving the electricity grid, and supporting climate smart agriculture and reforestation.

Adaptation: Nigeria's general approach to adaptation is to improve climate change awareness, and preparedness, across key sectors to encourage community adaptive action, protect vulnerable sectors, and integrate climate change into decision making. Key high-emitting, and strategically important, sectors are agriculture (adaptation includes improving management for resilience and focus on management in savanna zones), forestry (encouraging community-based forest management, maintaining a forest inventory system, and enforcing low impact logging), energy (diversifying energy production, protecting and reinforce infrastructure, encourage decentralized transmission), transport and communications (creating protective margins around infrastructure, conducting risk assessments and implementing reduction measures, ensuring communications connectivity in the case of an emergency), industry and commerce (conducting risk assessments and implement reduction measures, encouraging relocation of high risk industries, supporting informal saving and insurance as needed).

International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)

Summary

Nigeria faces socioeconomic development challenges related to food insecurity, unemployment and energy access. These challenges are exacerbated by the risk climate change poses to vulnerable industries from agriculture to tourism, as well as the role global mitigation efforts may play in reducing Nigeria's oil export revenues. Therefore, climate change response in Nigeria is very much tied to development prerogatives. Nigeria struggles with high rates of deforestation, coastal vulnerability, and areas of drought and flooding that are particularly at risk due to climate change.

International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/pages/Party.aspx?party=NGA

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs - http://spappssecext.worldbank.org/sites/indc/PDF_Library/ng.pdf
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal - https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/country/nigeria
ClimateWatch Profile - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/NGA
NDC Partnership Page - http://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map/country?iso=NGA

SDG Voluntary National Review

2017 Voluntary National Review - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/16029Nigeria.pdf

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview - https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/nigeria
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub - http://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections - https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc-sdg/country/NGA

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability - http://ndcpartnership.org/climate-watch/ndcs-sdg
Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Nigeria%20BUR1_Final%20%...

Emissions Data

Nigeria does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/nganc2.pdf
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/NGA

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: Interim - https://www.preventionweb.net/files/41005_NGA_NationalHFAprogress_2013-1...
Sendai Framework Data Readiness Review Report - https://www.preventionweb.net/files/53091_nigerianga.pdf

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

National Policy on Climate Change - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-policy-on-climate-ch...
National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change for Nigeria - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=27C7F6A7FD5FCAA...

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Nigeria REDD Website - http://www.nigeriaredd.org.ng/
Final report of the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Programme - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/ldn_targets/Nigeria%20LD...
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/ng/ng-nbsap-v2-en.pdf

National Regulations/Policies

Nigeria Vision 2020 - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/nigeria-vision-2020/
Nigeria Renewable Energy Master Plan - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/nigeria/name-24808-en.php?s...,
Rural Electrification Strategy and Implementation Plan of Nigeria - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/nigeria/name-165006-en.php
National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy for Nigeria - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/nigeria/name-140453-en.php
Multi-Year Tariff Order (2012-2017) - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/nigeria/name-130065-en.php?...,,
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Min-Grid Regulation 2016 - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/nigeria/name-165004-en.php

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/country-profiles/nigeria/

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing efficiency improvements - https://www.thegef.org/project/improving-nigerias-industrial-energy-perf...
Financing flood risk analysis and adaptation in coastal communities - https://cdkn.org/resource/indigenous-knowledge-and-scientific-methods-fo...
Financing integrated development and adaptation - https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects/fp092
Financing engagement with international mechanisms like REDD+ - https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/country/nigeria

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update - https://climatefundsupdate.org/data-dashboard/#1541245745457-d3cda887-f010
OECD Climate Change - https://www.oecd.org/env/cc/
OECD Investment for Green Growth - https://www.oecd.org/environment/green.htm
Climate Investment Funds - https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/country/nigeria
African Development Bank Group - https://www.afdb.org/en/topics-and-sectors/sectors/climate-change

Multilateral Funders

Nigeria receives climate funding from the Global Environment Facility, the Islamic Development Bank, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, and the Clean Technology Fund, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/nigeria
PreventionWeb - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/countries/africa/nga/

Energy Supply and Demand

Economic Implications of Renewable Energy Transition in Nigeria - https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8636602
Key Energy Statistics - https://www.iea.org/countries/Nigeria/

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile - https://www.land-links.org/country-profile/nigeria/
Land Use, Land Cover, and Trends in Nigeria - https://eros.usgs.gov/westafrica/land-cover/land-use-land-cover-and-tren...

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

FAO Nigeria Mainstreaming Protection in Livelihoods and Food Security in Northeast Nigeria - https://fscluster.org/nigeria/document/fao-nigeria-mainstreaming-protection
Towards Climate-Resilient Development in Nigeria - http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/707851468100141797/pdf/Toward-...

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments in Nigeria's Second National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/nganc2.pdf

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries - https://www.weadapt.org/search/v2?keyword=Nigeria

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources - https://cdkn.org/regions/nigeria/?loclang=en_gb

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page - https://www.isdb.org/nigeria

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard - http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/182-nigeria

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping - http://resourceirena.irena.org/gateway/countrySearch/?countryCode=NGA

Land Use Data

FAOStat - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile - https://cpdb.wmo.int/nigeria

<span class="isdb-tag">Economic Diversification</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Deforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Food Insecurity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Community Organization and Action</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Solar Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Wind Power</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Biodiversity</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Coastal Management and Planning</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy and Extractive Sector </span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Community Organization and Action</span>

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