Sustainability Policy Commission


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About This Policy Commission


The overarching objective of the Sustainability Policy Commission is to facilitate the adoption of NES recommendations with a view to bridging the gap in sustainability and support the embedding of the green, blue and circular economies in Nigeria.

Objectives

  1. Use of low carbon methodologies to improve farm productivity
  2. Low carbon power sources
  3. Switching and Replacement of Fuels with Low carbon sources
  4. Tracking implementation of gas flare commercialization and ultimately improving oil pollution methods
  5. Low carbon economic drive in Industry (Manufacturing, Housing, ICT, Trade, Mining)
  6. Accelerating climate/green finance for MSMEs
  7. Low Carbon Growth and developing the NDC key Performance Indicator

Thematic Groups

Climate Change: NDCs and Green Economy

Objective:

Climate Change: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Green Economy Thematic Group strives for climate change-related policy alignments with economic growth policies of the government.  

Objectives:

  • Use of low carbon methodologies to improve farm productivity
  • Low carbon power sources
  • Switching and Replacement of Fuels with Low carbon sources
  • Tracking implementation of gas flare commercialization and ultimately improving oil pollution methods
  • Low carbon economic drive in Industry (Manufacturing, Housing, ICT, Trade, Mining)
  • Accelerating climate/green finance for MSMEs
  • Low Carbon Growth and developing the NDC key Performance Indicators

Marine Ecosystem and Management

Objective:

The Marine Ecosystem and Blue Economy is opening up new frontiers for economic growth. The Blue Economy is an opportunity to galvanize new rapid growth determinants especially, towards tackling deepening poverty and restiveness in Nigeria’s coastal economies such as the Niger Delta and Lagos. The Blue Economy Thematic Group seeks to bring together public and private sector professionals, as well as, ocean enthusiasts to share expert ideas towards boosting Nigeria’s Blue Economy by highlighting opportunities and proffering lasting solutions to shortfalls, using the Blue Economy Strategy of the African Union Agenda and others as key guides.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY/NATURAL ECOSYSTEM AND FORESTS

Objective:

Circular economy represents tremendous opportunity for businesses to shift to the circular economy principles and unlock an additional $4.5 trillion in economic growth by 2030. The Circular Economy Thematic Group is working to encourage the systemic transition to a circular economy with cooperation from stakeholders across different policy areas, levels of government and private sector.

Events

Consultative Session: ‘’Roadmap to Nigeria’s COP: A Pragmatic Path to Net Zero Using the Green Economy, Blue Economy & Forestry’’

Consultative Session: ‘’Roadmap to Nigeria’s COP: A Pragmatic Path to Net ...

5 months ago

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Re-imagining Africa’s economies toward sustainable, inclusive, net-zero and climate resilient futures: What is the role of business

Re-imagining Africa’s economies toward sustainable, inclusive, net-zero and cl ...

4 months ago

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There are currently no events for this policy commission

Milestones & Current Intiatives

  • The Sustainability Commission in preparation for COP 27 hosted three events in collaboration with the African Climate Foundation and the National Business Initiative to gather stakeholders to discuss the Roadmap to Nigeria's COP.
  • The Policy Commission leaders also took a study tour to Cairo, Egypt. The tour included a 2-day workshop on a series of conversations to highlight best practices, share learnings and highlight investment opportunities with a focus on Ensuring Just Climate Transitions in Africa and Mobilizing Finance for Implementation of Climate Action.

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