THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET

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

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

NIGERIA | ALL PROJECTS

swipe to see more

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 . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Giorgio Mussi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Oliver Schwab donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Friederike Gnädinger donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Konstantin Krahtov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas .

PlanA Newsletter

THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET

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. 


THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET

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

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


Nigeria’s emissions have almost doubled (rising by 93%) between 1990 and 2000. Methane and CO2 emissions during the 1990s have contributed to this trend. In the later years, emissions were quite stagnant. However, between 2008 and 2009, a sharp decline in emissions was observed. Methane emissions in the energy and agricultural sector declined during this period. Overall, Nigeria’s emissions have increased by 82% between 1990 and 2012. 


In 2014, emissions from land-use change and forestry (like clearing forests for agriculture practices and open burning of biomass) led overall emission at 38%. Following was energy (32%), waste (14%), and agriculture (13%). Agriculture and energy are two key sectors contributing to the Nigerian economy and are causing significant environmental damage. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)

TAKE ACTION

Nigeria Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

Nigeria Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


Nigeria’s emissions have almost doubled (rising by 93%) between 1990 and 2000. Methane and CO2 emissions during the 1990s have contributed to this trend. In the later years, emissions were quite stagnant. However, between 2008 and 2009, a sharp decline in emissions was observed. Methane emissions in the energy and agricultural sector declined during this period. Overall, Nigeria’s emissions have increased by 82% between 1990 and 2012. 


In 2014, emissions from land-use change and forestry (like clearing forests for agriculture practices and open burning of biomass) led overall emission at 38%. Following was energy (32%), waste (14%), and agriculture (13%). Agriculture and energy are two key sectors contributing to the Nigerian economy and are causing significant environmental damage. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018)

Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Nigeria’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Nigeria is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation. Cereal yields such as rice, wheat and maize are expected to be drastically reduced; agricultural capacity is at risk threatening the food security of the country. There is an absolute need to boost the healthcare infrastructure in the country in order to effectively adapt to a changing climate. Only 60% of the population has access to electricity, and hopefully the power requirements of the growing population can be met from renewable sources. Also, coastal ecosystems of the country along with existing water resources are in high stress due to economic activities like oil extraction. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.


TAKE ACTION

Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Nigeria’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Nigeria Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Nigeria is categorised as a country with high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation. Cereal yields such as rice, wheat and maize are expected to be drastically reduced; agricultural capacity is at risk threatening the food security of the country. There is an absolute need to boost the healthcare infrastructure in the country in order to effectively adapt to a changing climate. Only 60% of the population has access to electricity, and hopefully the power requirements of the growing population can be met from renewable sources. Also, coastal ecosystems of the country along with existing water resources are in high stress due to economic activities like oil extraction. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.


Share this page

BE ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS...

NIGERIA | ALL PROJECTS

swipe to see more

THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET THERE IS NO PLAN B FOR OUR PLANET