Updates from Project Field Work on Advocacy and Sensitization in Warri, Delta state and Orlu, Imo state

Climate change is one of the major challenges facing the world.  Many countries have already been impacted by climate change and this has affected their development as a result of adverse impacts on sectors such as agriculture, water,

Gass Faring in Warri, Delta State

Advocacy visit in Ubji, Warri south Local Govt. Delta state

human health and tourism.  There are also opportunities from climate change, for example new financing instruments such carbon finance, to help move towards low carbon development and reduce local air pollution at the same time. It is clear that a concerted effort in addressing development under a changing climate is needed and has been recognized by many multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies, countries, NGOs and community organizations.  However, a major challenge on moving forward is the access to the knowledge and the capacity to move from knowledge to action on climate change.

Advocacy visit to Orlu Imo state

The Niger Delta is highly susceptible to adverse environmental changes occasioned by climate change because it is located in the coastal region of the world. Coastal regionsof the world are already experiencing flooding due to rise in sea level. Amid the impact of climatic change, the region is also faced with myriads of environmental problems resulting from oil exploration and exploitation activities.

Reports on the environmental state of the Niger Delta are conclusive that the area has become an ecological wastelan

Project Sensitization at Lagos State 2nd Climate Change Summit

d. Nigeria is flaring more gas than any other country in the world; 2.5 million cubic feet per day. This actually corresponds to 40% of the gas which is used in whole of Africa. Because of the contained methane and CO2 Nigeria’s gas flaring contributes more to the global warming than all the other emissions of whole Sub-Saharan-Africa together.

According to a new study commissioned by the World Bank in 2007 Nigeria accounts for roughly one-sixth of the world-wide gas flaring which in turn, spews some 400 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. However, the World Bank survey has listed Nigeria and 15 other oil producers, as countries that have progressively reduced gas flaring between 1995 and 2006.


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