Nigeria

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0.73%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#161
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#161
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
47%
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to business as usual)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Nigeria submitted its updated NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Nigeria’s updated NDC reiterated the country's unconditional economy-wide target to reduce emissions by 20% relative to business-as-usual by 2030, increasing its conditional target from 45% to 47%. 
  • While the targets appear similar to those of the initial NDC, revised baseline conditions – based on more accurate economic growth projections – mean that they represent a rise in ambition. 
  • Updates include an analysis of the potential of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to contribute to mitigation efforts and the integration of the water and waste sectors to the adaptation component. 
  • The NDC now also integrates gender concerns and youth engagement. 
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Nigeria:

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April 1, 2022

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