ICEED has been at the forefront of campaigns for clean energy development and climate security for Nigeria’s poor. ICEED has led several public awareness initiatives on Renewable Energy, including several publications, workshops, conferences, radio and TV programmes in Nigeria. With support from the United States Department of Energy and in collaboration with Energy Commission of Nigeria, ICEED completed a programme for public awareness of the potentials of renewable energy, including solar PV, solar thermal, improved woodstoves, micro hydro and wind power in 2004. ICEED has gone further to organize major national and international conferences on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Nigeria and three national workshops on aspects of financing Renewable Energy in the country.
ICEED’s advocacy efforts over the years have yielded very significant results. Through the Nigeria Climate Action Network, the centre successfully lobbied for the Bill to Establish the National Climate Change Commission, the Clean Energy Bill as well as the Copenhagen and Beyond Campaign. ICEED with support from Christian Aid campaigned for the inclusion of clean cooking in the national budget in 2011. This has yielded very significant results as clean cooking now features in the national budget from 2012 till date.
ICEED provides the secretariat for the Nigeria Climate Action Network – a coalition of groups and individuals working to strengthen Nigeria’s response to climate change. The centre is also a member of the Global Climate Network, a group of progressive Think Tanks in eight countries dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap on international climate change negotiations. ICEED initiated the formation of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and continues to host its secretariat. This alliance has over 250 member organizations drawn from government, international NGOs and institutions, private sector, stove developers and promoters, NGOs/CSOs, academia and the media.