Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme-NCCRP

At a glance

2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01
Active programmes
Total budget
7,50 M€
GCCA priority area(s)

Nigeria is located in one of the most sensitive areas to climate change in the world as it is globally ranked the 7th most vulnerable country (Verisk Maplecroft's Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2016). Nigeria is ranked 44th greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter out of 200 countries and with the pace at which the country's population and economy is growing, the GHG emissions will equally continue to grow.

GHG emissions are primarily produced from land use change and forestry (38.2 % in 2014). The energy sector is also a main contributor (32.6% in 2014) of GHG (Nigeria's Second National Communication 2014). The waste sector is contributing more to GHG emissions than expected in the First and Second National Contribution reports, representing 14% of GHG emissions.

Nigeria ratified the Paris Agreement (PA) on Climate Change on 16 May 2017. In-line with the PA, Nigeria pledged to reduce its GHG emissions as follows:

  • Unconditional reduction of GHG emissions by 20% by 2030
  • Conditional reduction of GHG emissions by 45% by 2030

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
6,900,000.00 €

Specific objective

The specific objective is to improve Nigeria's GHG emission profile with the aim of pinpointing mitigation actions reducing energy use and costs in favour of renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions.

  • The establishment of the Measuring Reporting Verification (MRV) framework and the implementation of sustainable sectoral MRV systems for waste and energy;
  • Dissemination of Climate Change knowledge through awareness-raising campaigns towards youth, civil society, stakeholders and policy makers;
  • Establishment of a National and two States waste baselines and emission profile associated with sustainable capacity building on best practices;


Activities related to Output 1: The Measuring Reporting Verification (MRV) system is established

A.1.1 Institutionalize the MRV system set up through official binding procedures for all line ministries: create the institutional legal architecture
A.1.2. Settle the MRV for the energy and the waste sectors
A1.3. Capacity development of data management and reporting procedures (e.g. training, capacity building, workshops)

Activities related to Output 2: Climate change knowledge is disseminated and increased

A. 2.1. Raise the level of the climate change awareness;
A. 2.2. Promote engagement and understanding through public and community participation;
A.2.3. Motivate behavioural changes through concrete initiatives and successful stories of climate change;

Output 3: Waste sectoral baseline and related sectoral emission profile are settled at Federal level and at State level. (e.g. Kano State and Ogun State).

A.3.1 To establish waste sectoral baseline at Federal level and at State level Kano State and Ogun State
A.3.2. Capacity development of waste management protocols and procedures as per international best practices

Achievements to date

(Last reporting July 2021)

Regarding Task 1, barriers for the establishment of a national Measuring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system and in particular for the energy and waste sectors were analysed. An analysis of the legal regulations at the national level and existing institutional arrangements report and a Barrier/Gap analysis for the establishment of the national MRV system were prepared.

Regarding Task 2, for the implementation of the Environmental Education Programme, a Concept Note was prepared and stakeholders were identified to work in developing the curriculum of the Environmental Education Programme, as well as conducting the Training of Trainers workshop.

To prepare the grounds for dissemination of climate change knowledge, the Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme organised a two-day capacity-building workshop for 19 journalists. The key outcome of the Capacity Building Workshop is the formation of the Nigerian Journalists for Climate Action Network (NIJOCAN).

Arrangements for outsourcing the production of communication materials by external service providers are undertaken while the development of Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme's website and the groundwork for the technical production of "Save Our Future" radio programmes were pursued to enhance the Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme's visibility and to raise awareness of the Nigerian climate change debate.

Regarding Task 3 on the Solid Waste Management baseline, procedures and communication, activities included completion of the Solid Waste Management and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission baseline collection in the remaining four geopolitical zones (South-South, South-East, North-East and North-West respectively), preparation for the Grand Finale Seminar on emission baselines at a national level, preparation for the long-awaited Annual Training Workshop for the Technical Staff and recruitment of consultants for waste characterisation exercise in Ogun and Kano States.

Through a participatory approach, the Technical Assistance Team, and staff of the Department of Climate Change visited the four geopolitical zones to complete the baseline activities while Working Group 5 held meetings to expedite the organisation of the Grand Finale Seminar and Training Workshop.