CLIMATE ADVOCACY
Promoting Environmental Justice

 

Nigeria faces a looming climate and environmental crisis that it can no longer afford to ignore. Creeping effects of climate change and concurrent environmental degradation on communities across the country, unchecked for many years, pose significant socio-economic, political and sustainable development dilemmas for the nation. Climate Advocacy engages relevant stakeholders in order to galvanize action in response to challenges posed by these threats.

Nowhere to Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis tells the story of environmental threats and unique challenges to Nigeria from the perspective of affected communities, connecting the dots between climate, environmental degradation and security.  Awards include the Grand Jury Prize for Best Overall Documentary, 2016 Green Me Film Festival, Lagos and Best Documentary Award (2016) at the African Film Festival, Dallas, Texas; Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF); Eko International Film Festival and Nigeria Integrity Film Awards.  NowhereToRunNG

Awards

International Screenings


Dan McCain, Core Productions, Amara Nwankpa, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jr., Narrator,
Vice President Al Gore, Jacqueline Farris, Producer and Hannah Kabir at COP21


Julia Stasch, MacArthur Foundation President, introducing the film at the
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

1

Coalition Climat COP21, Paris

December 9, 2015

2

Africa Pavilion, COP21 Conference, Paris

December 10, 2015

3

The African Film Festival, Dallas, Texas

July 2, 2016

4

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, DC

July 5,2016

5

International Republican Institute (IRI), Washington, DC

July 6,2016

6

American University/Johns Hopkins (SAIS), Washington, DC

July 6, 2016

7

National Democratic Institute (NDI), Washington, DC

July 7, 2016

8

Nigerians in the Diaspora, Linden, New Jersey

July 8, 2016

9

MacArthur Foundation/Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago, Illinois

August 31, 2016

National Documentary Screenings

The Foundation partnered with the European Union, Canada Funds for Local Initiatives and Open Society Initiative for West Africa to organize documentary screenings in 15 locations across Nigeria. An important milestone was the screening at the Nigerian Governor’s Forum on November 7, 2016. Twenty-five Governors and nine Deputy Governors watched the film and discussed its message at a press conference that followed their meeting. Members of the National Economic Council also received copies of the documentary.

Location

Date

Attendance

Facebook Reach

Twitter Reach

1

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State

September 15, 2016

850

52,512

24,000

2

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina State

October 13, 2016

350

23,052

64,109

3

Niger Delta Development Forum, Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State

October 19, 2016

120

 

 

4

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State

October 31, 2016

1000

50,064

63,865

5

British High Commissioner’s Residence, Abuja

November 2, 2016

15

 

 

6

Kaduna State Government House, Kaduna State

November 3, 2016

100

61,552

108,040

7

University of Ibadan, Oyo State

November 14, 2016

150

43,296

76,690

8

Eko Hotel – WAPIC Conference, Lagos State

November 22, 2016

100

10%,448

196,217

9

Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State

November 24, 2016

850

89,071

76,889

10

Niger Delta University, Amasoma, Bayelsa

November 29, 2016

350

18,811

30,031

11

Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State

December 6, 2016

120

20,776

46,075

12

University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State

December 7, 2016

1100

22,512

46,075

13

Nassarawa State Univeristy, Keffi

January 18, 2017

550

43,936

31,891

14

Baze University, Abuja

January 20, 2017

300

43,760

45,912

15

Lagos Business School, Ajah, Lagos

February 3, 2017

100

 

 

 

Totals

 

6055

553,790

809,794

Response to the film has been extraordinary. Honourable Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment has described Nowhere to Run as 'shocking, tragic, heart-breaking but ultimately hopeful'.

 

 

 
 
Climate Advocacy Report 2016

Galvanising climate action in Nigeria: Environmental justice and Food Security

An estimated 75% of the 30 million inhabitants of the Niger Delta live along the coastal area and survive mainly on fishing and farming. Oil spills and gas flaring have contributed significantly to water pollution in the Niger Delta. Rain water as well as waters in the streams and lakes are polluted with high levels of benzene, NO2 SO2 and CO2. This has led to a decline in the region’s biodiversity, which once contained one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on the continent.
Oil spills have led to the formation of oil slicks on the surface of the water, reducing the dissolution of oxygen and causing fish to suffocate.  Download Report