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Nigeria

TOTAL POPULATION

176.5 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

96,300 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“An unconditional 20% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to business-as-usual levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Nigeria’s economic welfare is tightly linked with the welfare of its natural resources, and the stability of its climate. Around 70% of the population is employed in the agriculture sector (mainly in fields and fishing).

The Niger Delta is one of the most precious and endangered zones in the world. It is home to various ecosystems like mangroves or wetlands (the largest in the whole of Africa), which together form a complex of 30,000+ species. These include West African lions, lowland gorillas and more than 1,800 butterflies. Yet, the lack of environmental considerations from both the government and the oil companies have considerably polluted and damaged this region’s natural treasures.

Only 3.6% of Nigeria’s territory falls under some sort of governmental protection, none of which are found in the Niger Delta. Between 1990 and 2005, Nigeria lost 35% of its forest cover, or around 6,145,000 hectares (or 12 million football fields). 

Destruction of rainforests, mangroves and other forested lands is not only reducing the carbon sink capacity of the country but also causing severe soil erosion, as denoted by the growing gully erosion crisis costing millions of euros in damage to the country’s infrastructure. These various woods host more than 290 mammals species and countless birds, lizards and invertebrates.

Ways of life that were adapted to their natural settings are changing fast because of climate change. This change expresses itself socially, politically and environmentally. As Nigeria is taking off, it also takes on the costs of such fast-paced evolutions. Natural resources must be weighed in as part of this new deal. If not, their disappearance could also mark the end of the “Super Eagles” country’s boom. 


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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank classification, Nigeria is a lower middle-income country. The history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk provides useful insights into Nigeria's position in the fight against climate change. The following graphs provide an overview of Nigeria’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Nigeria Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nigeria’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Nigeria Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nigeria’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Nigeria Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Nigeria’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Nigeria’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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