The Vulnerability of Climate Change in Nigeria

Medugu, Nasir Idris and Majid, Mohammad Rafee and Johar, Foziah (2010) The Vulnerability of Climate Change in Nigeria. In: 21st IAPS Conference “Vulnerability, Risk and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats” Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, 27th June–2nd July 2010, UFZ Leipzig, Germany.


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Climate change refers to a change in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity and maybe a threat human development and survival socially, politically and economically. This paper assesses how the Nigerian government and its citizen are prepared in adapting and mitigating this global environmental phenomenon. This review paper contends that climate change may already be impacting Nigeria as manifested by increased flooding, delayed rains, enhanced desertification, increasing bush fires and food insecurity. The government of Nigeria has made significant progress in addressing the problem of climate change through preparing, demonstrating, negotiating, collaborating and developing various policies, programs and plans at national, regional and international level. Combating climate change is a global effort and, as such, all countries must work together to reduce their GH Gemission and learn how to cope with the impact.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:48
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:48

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