Low Carbon Growth for Nigeria

Low Carbon Growth for Nigeria

Policy Coherence in the Interest of Nigeria’s citizens
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With the launching of the Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (ERGP) and the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement in form of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Nigeria is witnessing a renewed policy drive towards sustainable and inclusive growth. In fact, the ERGP puts a special emphasis on ‘MSME led growth’, indicating the political will to improve the lot of the majority of Nigerian citizens who work in the agricultural and informal sectors.

In order to support the national effort, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group will be collaborating with the Office of Senator Shehu Sani (Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts, Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs) to organise a policy dialogue on the imperative for policy coherence for low carbon growth in Nigeria.

The proposed Low Carbon Dialogue wants to identify and formulate answers to the following questions and issues:

  • How will the envisaged growth reach the majority citizens in the next 3 to 5 years?
  • Is there policy coherence for inclusive growth?
  • Are the implementation strategies of the various ministries aligned?
  • What should stakeholders at state level do to assist in the implementation?

The Dialogue will focus on the Agriculture and Power sectors; the perspective will be bottom-up, rooting the approaches to growth in the lives of female and male small scale farmers, SMEs and other informal sector operators, then following the value chain to large off-takers within Nigeria to assess the economic impacts of inclusive, low carbon growth.

Inputs on low carbon growth options in the agricultural and power sectors will be proposed by the lead authors of the NDC, Mr Hans Verolme (Berlin), Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo (Lagos) and Mrs Glory Edozien (Lagos). We expect the ensuing Dialogue with representatives from the Ministries of Environment, Budget & National Planning, Agriculture and Power, from the private sector and from civil society to contribute to the implementation strategies for the NDC and the ERGP. 

 

 

Date:                     Friday, 19th May 2017

Time:                     09:00 to 17:00

Venue:                 Treasures Suites and Conferences, Plot 66 1st Avenue (close to the Federal High Court, Central Business District, Abuja)

RSVP:                    dolapo.achimugu@ng.boell.org, 0809 990 5175