Climate change poses a clear and present danger to Nigeria’s economic growth and poverty-reduction aspirations. Agriculture in Nigeria is dependent on rainfall patterns. The sector employs nearly two-thirds of the work force and contributes 42% to the gross domestic product.
If current climatic conditions worsen as predicted by climate science, Nigerian farmers face deepening poverty. Nearly 90% of income from international trade and about 80% of government expenditure comes from the export of fossil fuels. As the world becomes increasingly concerned about the effects of climate change, Nigeria’s dependence on the export of crude oil faces an uncertain future. ICEED supports the building of a climate resilient and prosperous economy through the following projects: