NIGERIA

 

Photo by Eno Jonathan | UNDP

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Funding

US $ 1,189,000

Start Date

October 2018

End Date

July 2021

Government Implementing Partner(s)

Federal Ministry of Environment

NDC KEY PARAMETERS

The objective of Nigeria’s first NDC is to support economic and social development, grow the economy by 5% per year, improve the standard of living and ensure electricity access for all.

Unconditional Target: 20% reduction from business-as-usual (BAU) by 2030.

Conditional Target: 45% reduction from BAU by 2030.

Mitigation Sectors

Energy, transport, agriculture and land use, and industry

Adaptation Sectors

Agriculture, coastal zones, disaster risk reduction, environment, and health

ANTICIPATED UPDATES FOR NDC2

Nigeria’s updated NDC will emphasize adaptation priorities in the water sector and emissions reduction opportunities from nature-based solutions (NBS), with a focus on forestry. The NDC will be more gender sensitive, and account for the employment and social impacts of prioritised mitigation and adaptation measures. Nigeria has already started integrating current NDC targets in its 2021-2025 Economic and Recovery Growth Plan (EGRP).

The NDC Support Programme is directly contributing by:

  • Costing mitigation measures in the NDC sectoral action plans and mainstreaming into development plans;
  • Establishing a system to track progress of NDC sectoral plans;
  • Assessing social and employment impacts of NDC policies; and
  • Building broad stakeholder ownership of NDC design and implementation.

This work contributes to UNDP’s broader corporate initiative, the Climate Promise, which supports over 110 countries to submit enhanced NDCs. Through the Climate Promise, UNDP is also supporting expanded NDC coverage to other economic sectors and gases (i.e., forestry, NBS, short-lived climate pollutants), integration of gender considerations, and whole-of-society engagement.

 

KEY PROJECT WORK AREAS

Access to finance is considered the biggest barrier to NDC implementation in Nigeria, exacerbated by a lack of national capacities for costing and resource mobilization. In addition to NDC enhancement, the Programme is supporting the following:

Finance and Investment Mobilization

  • Prepare a financial strategy for the five sectors prioritized in the 2017 NDC Sectoral Action Plan to improve costing of investment needs, identify domestic gaps in funding and identify potential financial sources;
  • Train national actors in the public and private sector on formulating proposals for accessing climate finance; and
  • Provide training on the application of gender and social inclusion criteria to select and cost NDC priority measures.

Private Sector Engagement

  • Identify and promote NDC investment opportunities among project developers and investors, including targeting of female entrepreneurs and events during national business forums.

Monitoring and Transparency

  • Establish a database of current mitigation actions to track progress towards NDC targets. The database will be integrated in the future national monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system.

Awareness and Advocacy

  • Develop a communication strategy to raise awareness across whole of society about commitments in the NDC;
  • Target the Office of the Senior Advisor to the President on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to align the achievement of the SDGs and the NDC; and
  • Promote meaningful participation of youth in the design of climate change education manuals.

COLLABORATION

The Programme is responding to most of Nigeria’s requests for NDC2 support under the NDC Partnership’s Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), working alongside the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Islamic Development Bank, and 2050 Pathways. International Labor Organization (ILO) is partnering on the assessment of the employment and social impacts of the NDC2. Other strategic partners include the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

CONTACTS

Yerima Peter Tarfa
Department of Climate Change
Federal Ministry of Environment
petertarfa@hotmail.com

Muyiwa Odele
UNDP | Country Office Nigeria
muyiwa.odele@undp.org

Catherine Diam-Valla
UNDP | NDC Support Programme
Global Support Programme
catherine.diam@undp.org
 

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