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Nigeria Climate Change Forum

June 27, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 28, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Climate change poses a significant threat to various sectors in Africa, including agriculture, tourism, trade infrastructure, and coastal communities, particularly urban areas. However, there is a growing momentum for climate action on the continent, with a focus on climate finance, carbon markets, and policy changes.

Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, faces both challenges and opportunities in addressing climate change. Despite its abundant natural resources, such as oil and natural gas reserves, Nigeria grapples with alarming rates of deforestation and threats to its mangrove forests. To combat these issues, Nigeria enacted the Climate Change Act in November 2021, signaling its commitment to climate objectives and social and economic sustainability.

Collaborative efforts between the government, private sector, and international organizations have led to tangible progress, including the expansion of off-grid power connections, positioning Nigeria as Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest off-grid electricity market by 2022. Moreover, Nigeria is actively working towards emissions reduction, especially in the oil and gas sector, while addressing deforestation drivers like agriculture and urban expansion.

Additionally, Kenya’s president has called for increased climate finance and debt relief for African countries, while South Africa’s stock exchange opened a voluntary carbon market, facilitating increased carbon trading activity. Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan, released in August 2022, serves as the roadmap for achieving the 2060 net-zero target, reflecting the nation’s commitment to a sustainable, low-carbon future.

Details

Start:
June 27, 2024 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 28, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://nigeriaclimatechangeforum.com/

Organizer

Great Mind Events Management
Phone:
+9714 568 7800
Email:
info@gmevents.ae
Website:
https://gmevents.ae

Venue

Abuja
Nigeria + Google Map