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 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:

a. Unconditional reduction of GHG emissions by 20% by 2030

b. 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 MRV framework and the implementation of sustainable sectoral MRV systems for waste and energy;

- Establishment of a National and two States waste baselines and emission profile associated with sustainable capacity building on best practices;

- Dissemination of Climate Change knowledge through awareness-raising campaigns towards youth, civil society, stakeholders and policy makers;