Challenges of climate change for Nigeria

a multidisciplinary perspective

Publisher: Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in Ibadan, Nigeria

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Tunji Akanuyi & Ajibola Kumuyi.
ContributionsAkande, S. O., Kumuyi, A. J., Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.
LC ClassificationsQC991.N5 C48 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 326 p. :
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23938354M
ISBN 109787781814334
LC Control Number2009404250

Book Description. Global trends of population growth, rising living standards and the rapidly increasing urbanized world are increasing the demand on water, food and energy. Added to this is the growing threat of climate change which will have huge impacts on water and food availability. climate change impacts rather than in response to incentive schemes, such as payment for environmental services or market driven schemes such as certification. The document provides a number of recommendations for forest managers to better prepare for climate change opportunities and challenges to come. Climate change impactsFile Size: 2MB.   President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Saturday for Katowice, Poland, to attend the 24th session of the Climate Change Conference known as the Parties (COP24). This book provides a systematic review of nature-based solutions and their potential to address current environmental challenges. In the 21st century, society is faced by rapid urbanisation and population growth, degradation and loss of natural capital and associated ecosystem services, an increase in natural disaster risks, and climate change.

Climate change adaptation and mitigation: challenges and opportunities in the food. sector. Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, FAO, Rome. Prepared for the High-level conference on world food security: the challenges of climate change and bioenergy, Rome, File Size: KB.   Climate change is a phenomenon gradually developing itself into a major concern for humanity. It is a process that increases the sea levels due to . At the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF VII) which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October , policy-makers recognizing the need to move with urgency in preparing for the impacts of climate change, as the international negotiations continue on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions, agreed on the urgent need for Africa to act on Climate Change for.   Current global warming may lead to significant change in global and regional climate related health challenges on humans. The main purpose of this work is to investigate the potential impact of climatic variations in relation to human health with Malaria in by: 4.

The Kyoto Protocol - which was adopted in and entered into force in was the subject of tough negotiations as a result of the political difficulties faced by the USA in setting significant reduction targets. The document concludes stating that we must recognize that actions are needed to meet the challenges of climate : Olanrewaju A. Fagbohun.   Based on a detailed examination of major UN global climate change and sustainable development negotiated outcomes over the course of several decades, this book focuses on two global development challenges faced by the UN and its member states: access to sustainable energy for all, and global climate change. Climate Change and Human Development Author: Susan Hussein. About Africa Renewal. The Africa Renewal information programme provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. The implicit assumption of instrumentalism that there is basically no change in the nature of public problems can be held valid in the face of the novel character of the current climate events in Nigeria, nay the world. Yet the model best explains the decision making orientation of leading actors in climate change management in by: 5.

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Climate Change Information. Climate Risk Profile: Nigeria (, 5 pages) Climate Change Risk Profile: West Africa (, 27 pages) Climate Vulnerability Profile: Nigeria (, 2 pages) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Nigeria (, 2 pages) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: West Africa Region (, 24 pages) USAID Activities.

Case study: The challenges of climate change for Lagos, Nigeria Article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 13 April with Reads How we measure 'reads'. The impacts of climate change in Lagos State are multifaceted and affect all sectors.

For example, research on the effects of climate change on water and waste water management has revealed that flooding and associated pollution will greatly reduce the water quality and Cited by: Causes and Effect of Climate and Environmental Changes In a broad sense, climate and environmental changes is the after mat of so many human activities and some natural occurrences.

Some natural causes of climate change are referred to as ‘’climate forcing’’ or ‘’forcing mechanisms’’. This condition is made worse as there are no social safety nets in Nigeria that help local people recover from the impacts of climate change, a problem which is one of the major reasons for.

ASBTRACT: This study examines the impact of environmental imbalance, environmental challenges and climate change: Challenges of climate change for Nigeria book study of Nigeria experience. Climate change is a global problem requiring global solutions.

Despite the considerable attention given to environmental protection and conservation, the effects of climate change still Size: KB. The project covers four countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe – with the goal of sharing lessons learned so that small-scale farmers everywhere can be better supported as their challenges multiply.

It provides a platform for policy discussion, and for the voices of those men and women on the front lines of climate change to be.

The impacts of climate change are expected to be severe in SSA agricultural systems, calling for urgent adaptive and resilience-building actions. However, nonclimatic factors present considerable stress to the agricultural systems and these need to be fully considered in all actions that seek to address the challenges presented by climate change.

Climate Change and Conflict in Nigeria: The Boko Haram Challenge Chukwuma Onyiai School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George mason University Arlington, Virginia Abstract This paper presents a structural and empirical analysis of the agential of the raison d’être for Nigeria’s unpreparedness to adapt to changing climate.

An attempt to communicate climate change impacts, mitigations and adaptations during the and flood events in Lagos coastal communities was difficult. This underscores the need to analyse local evidences of climate change impacts and the influence of socioeconomic conditions on climate change communication for Lagos coastal : Peter Elias.

The stress on our water environment as a result of increased industrialization, which aids urbanization, is becoming very high thus reducing the availability of clean water. Polluted water is of great concern to the aquatic organism, plants, humans, and climate and indeed alters the ecosystem.

The preservation of our water environment, which is embedded in sustainable development, must be well Cited by: 5. The effects of climate change which is as the result of human activities and moreso, in Nigeria all the region have be affected.

With so many climate change challenges like in south- south and south East gas flaring Northern part with drought and desertification both arid and semi arid desert shortage of water and so on.

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the Civil Society Network for the Lake Chad Basin (North East Nigeria), the Humanitarian Forum, UK with the support of the International Islamic Charity.

Nigeria - Nigeria - Climate: Nigeria has a tropical climate with variable rainy and dry seasons, depending on location. It is hot and wet most of the year in the southeast but dry in the southwest and farther inland. A savanna climate, with marked wet and dry seasons, prevails in the north and west, while a steppe climate with little precipitation is found in the far north.

The communiqué stated that climate change is a development issue that should be mainstreamed into various sectors of national, regional and state development plans.

That climate change has disastrous consequences which Nigeria has began to experience especially in the southern Nigeria as reflected in the massive flood experienced in   Environmental Challenges and Climate Change: Nigeria Experience The International Energy Agency states that the power sector is responsible for 37% of all man-made Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Climate Change in Africa: Adaptation, Mitigation and Governance Challenges tional climate change negotiations can be remedied by concerted action on the part of African leaders in the Copenhagen round of negotiations.

Africa has much at stake. The key question is: how can Africa make a Copenhagen deal relevant to the impactFile Size: 1MB. There are two extremes of the expected challenges of the climate change in Nigeria,viz, increase in rainy and dry seasons with each lasting approximately six months on the average, that is, April.

Climate Change Challenges in Nigeria and the implications for Energy by Babatunde Idrisu The increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have been identified as the main reason for the observed increase in the globally averaged temperatures since the mid 20th century [1].

The focus on climate change issues appears to be divided among nations, despite the historic agreement signed by more than countries - including Nigeria - in Paris, France in December   Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21 st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adapt to climate change.

Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having severe implications on the food security in Africa. "Climate change impacts depend on a range of the climate parameters' changes and on the country's social, cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds.

The location and size of, and the characteristics relief in Nigeria especially Enugu state give rise to a variety of climates ranging from tropical rainforest climate along the coasts to the Cited by: 7.

Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises looks at the current scientific evidence and theoretical understanding to describe what is currently known about abrupt climate change, including patterns and magnitudes, mechanisms, and probability of occurrence.

It identifies critical knowledge gaps concerning the potential for future abrupt changes. "In order to reflect the increasing importance of climate change issues in Nigeria, the Federal Executive Council adopted in the Nigeria Climate Change Policy Response and Strategy.

To ensure an effective national response to the significant and multi-faceted impacts of climate change, Nigeria has adopted a comprehensive strategy, as well Country: Nigeria. By Olumide Idowu Nigeria has an organized system of nature preserves, game reserves, and national parks in addition to a forest management system, but most management is carried on at the state level.

Law enforcement and protected system infrastructure are lacking, and abuses of protected land are common. Desertification is a major problem in Nigeria. Change (IPCC), did identify Nigeria as a climate change “hot spot” likely to see major shifts in weather in the twenty-first century.

2 Yet there is a need to examine closer: the country’ssquare miles, situated in a tropical belt between the 4°N and 14°N, 3°E and 15°E. Dramatic and unprecedented natural disasters have had little effect on the public. Following blizzards and an unusually frigid winter inAuthor: Elaine Kamarck.

Systems for climate change adaptation (CCA) in Nigeria were advanced for the development of resilient people through the African Adaptation Programme (AAP) for climate change (CC) an initiative of the governments of Japan and Nigeria launched in October, The goal of the programme: empowerment of Nigerian children and youth as change.

Climate change is a “wicked problem,” Marshall writes, a complicated challenge with no clear enemy and no silver-bullet solution. To tackle this problem and mobilize action, “Don’t Even Think About It” argues we need science, but just as importantly, we need emotional, compelling narratives.

livelihoods and lives (Edame,etal, ). Given this challenges, this paper examines the implications of climate change on food security in paper examines how climate change constitutes a threat to food security as it impacts on natural systems and resourc.

This book provides a general introduction to the popular topic of climate variability. It explores various aspects of climate variability and change from different perspectives, ranging from the basic nature of low-frequency atmospheric variability to the adaptation to climate variability and change.

This easy and accessible book can be used by professionals and non professionals by: 5. In Nigeria, many of those who deal in electronics buy products of lower capacity and use their own manufactured stickers to hide the capacity on the products.

For instance, a businessman may buy a Tiger generator of hp (horsepower), change the Reviews: government of Nigeria has recently established the climate change commission charged with the responsibility of tackling the issues of climate change in Nigeria.

Today, we are all gathered here on another theme on climate change “communicating the science of climate change, ppm and the role of Non-state actors in addressing the challenges.