Promoting Green Economic Growth

Promoting Green Economic Growth

Nigeria is at a critical juncture in her development trajectories. Confronted with internal challenges of persistent poverty and unemployment, the resource basis of many productive sectors is facing threats of environmental degradation, including deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, loss of biodiversity, and effects of climate change.

At the same time, these challenges represent opportunities for change. However, the combination of tackling poverty, accelerating growth/development, and addressing climate change, is likely to involve trade-offs and policy choices between mutually supportive, but equally important priorities toward the improvement of welfare and quality of life for Nigeria’s citizens.

A Green Economy therefore can be defined as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities (UNEP 2011). A Green Economy offers considerable opportunities for mobilizing resources toward a low-emission, climate-resilient development pathway.

Our Aims

Our aim in this Green Economy Campaign is to build a society where growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments to reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance green energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

This development path shall maintain and enhance natural capital as a critical economic asset and source of public benefits, especially for the prosperity of people and the planet.

Campaign Areas

  • To help push Nigeria to elaborate a green growth strategy
  • To support and also monitor Nigeria's implementation of her NDC
  • To campaign against exploitative models of development
  • To promote the deployment of renewable energy in homes, and public institutions.
  • To promote access to modern energy services for millions of children and women in Nigeria.
  • To promote behaviour change that help natural capital and resource conversation
  • National School Solar Light-up Campaign
  • Local Government Solar Innovation Popularization Campaign
  • National Advocacy on Green Policy, Legislation and Capacity Development
  • National Zero Incandescent Bulb Campaign
  • National Clean-tech Popularization Campaign
  • Community Climate Change and Renewable Energy Awareness Campaign
  • National Green City Development Campaign
  • Annual National Climate Lecture and Award
  • Local Waste to Wealth Awareness Campaign
  • National Green Economy Transition Advocacy Campaign
  • Advocacy for International Partnerships towards Green Economy Transition in Africa
  • National Clean-tech Deployment Campaign
  • National Stakeholders Advocacy Programmes

Our Methods

SPP-Nigeria shall adopt five main approaches for its Green Economic Campaigns:

  • Responsive and proactive research entailing critical green economic and allied research to extend frontiers of knowledge as well as provide evidence for informed policy making
  • Facilitating links and dialogue between policy makers and key stakeholders including private sector and civil society
  • Conveying expert forums on key sustainable development questions
  • Engaging in National and International networking and collaborations
  • Providing consulting services for policy developments, training and capacity building