Climate Change: Vulnerability of the Niger Delta Region, in Nigeria

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Stephena Udinmade Ighedosa

Abstract

Climate change is not just a global threat, but an unprecedented public health emergency. Climate change has been characterized by global warming, increased frequency and intensity of   precipitation, catastrophic wind events, and extreme weather events, associated with heat waves, flooding disasters, and prolonged droughts. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) attributes climate change to anthropogenic or human activities.  Globally, the most vulnerable regions, to hazardous impacts of climate change, are the mega-deltas of Africa and Asia, due to high exposure to sea level rise, storm surges, coastal erosion, and river flooding, compounded by increasing human-induced pressures on coastal areas. The vulnerability of the Niger Delta region, is exacerbated by oil spillages, gas flaring. and environmental degradation.

This review article highlights, the urgent implementation of mitigation and adaptation as opportunities for full transformation of economies, of the Niger delta region, in line with sustainable developmental goals (SDGs).

Keywords:
Impacts of climate change, vulnerability to climate change, economic transformation of Niger Delta Region, transition to renewable energy.

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Udinmade Ighedosa, S. (2019). Climate Change: Vulnerability of the Niger Delta Region, in Nigeria. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 9(12), 764-788. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2019/v9i1230156
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