Nigeria

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Country Initiatives Details

Nigeria’s Clean Technology Fund Investment Plan

Canada’s Total Contribution: $41,000,000

Targeted Countries: Nigeria

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

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Description

As part of Canada's Fast-start contribution, Canada provided $200 million to the Clean Technology Fund, a multi-donor trust fund that provides scaled-up financing for the demonstration, deployment and transfer of low carbon technologies that have a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada's contribution is expected to support scaled-up financing for the demonstration, deployment and transfer of low carbon technologies in three countries. In May 2012, the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee decided that new CTF contributions, including Canada's $200 million in concessional finance, would be allocated to three new Country Investment Plans (Nigeria, Chile and India) in proportion to their overall funding requests as approved in their Investment Plans. Final disbursements of resources to these and other plans will depend on the roll-out of the CTF project pipeline. In Nigeria, the CTF investment plan aims at helping Nigeria further its growth and development aspirations through a low carbon strategic approach of appropriate mitigation actions.

Building Nigeria's Response to Climate Change

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,358,410

Targeted Countries: Nigeria

Funding Period: 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014

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Description

This project sought to enhance Nigeria’s ability to reduce poverty in an equitable and sustainable way by putting in place more effective governance related to climate change. The main activities of the project involved conducting research studies on the best strategies to adapt to climate change; undertaking community-level adaptation pilot projects; supporting the development of a Nigeria Climate Change Adaptation Strategy; developing and using climate change education and outreach materials; and developing gender-specific tools and mechanisms. The project was implemented by a consortium of Cuso International and International Coach Federation (ICF) Marbek in collaboration with the Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST).

Results/Expected Outcomes

Results achieved at the end of this project include the development of socio-economic, community-based strategies to adapt to climate change in key sectors and eco-regional zones, including an assessment of vulnerabilities and needs. The National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for Climate Change on Nigeria, which the project initiated and played a critical role in developing, was also approved by the federal government and put forward as a case study at the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

As part of the project, seven pilot projects were also carried out in 15 communities to assess appropriate climate change adaptation measures. These projects focused on supporting the 15 communities to better manage crops, engage women in decision-making, and manage finances. A gender and climate change toolkit, intended to strengthen the participation and the role of women and men in climate change adaptation was also developed. The toolkit provides guidelines to stakeholders on integrating gender perspectives into climate change, in recognition that women are typically the most adversely affected by climate change, which further places at risk their ability to earn a living.

Clean Energy Lighting in Nigeria

Canada’s Total Contribution: $200,000

Targeted Countries: Nigeria

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

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Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program provided support to catalyze the development of a commercially viable market for clean, modern and affordable off-grid energy products serving consumers in Nigeria. The targeted area is currently relying on fossil-based fuels, especially kerosene, and other polluting products to meet their lighting needs. The four major pillars of program activities, which seek to increase the uptake of solar lanterns and solar home systems, are enhanced consumer education, retail channel expansion, business-to-business connections, and access to finance.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada, this project is expected to mobilize an additional $4.75 million in co-financing from public and private sources and lead to an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 123,700 metric tons of CO2 per year.* To date, the program is working with 10 manufacturers and their distributors to develop the off-grid energy market.
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $4,755,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 123,700
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