Climate Advocacy

Nigeria is considered 58th most vulnerable and the 22nd least ready nation to adapt to the threats of climate change. Vulnerabilities include exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. An estimated 25% of Nigerians live in the exposed coastal region – a hub for economic activity and source of 90% of foreign income.

Poor governance and minimal stakeholder engagement have remained the biggest challenges to climate readiness in Nigeria. Many key stakeholders lack awareness and understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security and the imperative for resilience. Government has also been unable to galvanize public and private stakeholders around a framework for climate resilient agriculture.

Responding to climate threats requires collective action. Government must provide leadership by creating and championing a framework with clear goals, roles and responsibilities. Platforms for engagement are required to achieve climate readiness, improve decision making, develop strategies and ensure implementation.

With the success of Nowhere to Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis, and Swallow: Food Security in Nigeria’s Changing Climate, the Foundation has raised the profile of national and international discourse, drawing crucial attention to what is now a crisis for many Nigerian communities.

Towards a Just Transition in Nigeria: Opportunities and Risks

M(L-R): Mrs. Cécile Tassin-Pelzer, Head of Cooperation, European Union Delegation to Nigeria & ECOWAS
His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri
Dr. Faisal Dikko, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs
(L-R): Mrs. Warder Ayibakuro, Ikarama Community Activist, Ms. Ifeoma Malo, Co-Founder/ CEO, Clean Tech Hub Nigeria, Chief Eric Dooh, Ogoni Activist, Ms. Lanre Shasore, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, HOMEF
Emmanuel Kuyole, Ford Foundation
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