CLIMATE CHANGE MAY COST NIGERIA
$460BN BY 2050?
-(Ministry of Environment)
For a nation like Nigeria, environmentalism degradation is status quo. In many ways, destroying the environment has been part of Nigeria’s economic development strategy especially given the historical dependence of natural resources and commodities such as oil and timber.
Nigeria’s population sits at 170 million but is projected to be 413 million by 2050 (Economist)
Between 1990 and 2005, Nigeria lost 80% of its old-growth forests (UN)
Lagosians produce 10,000 metric tons of metric waste a day or 3,650,000 tons each year (Economist)
Nigerians consume 160, 000 million metric tons of water each year (Water Footprint)
In 2007 over 87 percent of government revenues, 90 per- cent of foreign exchange earnings, 96 percent of export revenues, and almost half of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were accounted for by just one commodity: oil. In 2014, there were 349 oil spills in the Delta region (Amnesty International)
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Here's Our Mission
To tackle the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability through innovative academic research, translating that into actions on campus and beyond.
Our 2020 Vision
Our vision is to create a new future and to do well in an ever- dynamic world through the knowledge, creativity, ingenuity and goodwill of our College Community; creating a borderless learning and work life for our students; where our students’ leadership abilities are brought to the forefront in initiating innovative works on sustainability and creating a mind set free of the burden of debt, eager and poised to take on the world as leaders after graduation.
To create a healthier, happier and more fertile community where staff and students are excited about their work and proud of their achievements; To develop a support system to enable our people reach their full potential as well as helping them find creative ways to enrich both the quality of education and the quality of life here;
To define through focused research and education a new way of sustainability through our example, demonstrating each day how it is possible to make our world better socially, ecologically and economically.