As Nigerians, we are not left out from the contributions to planet’s decline. Massive over-crowding of cities, wanton deforestation, gas flaring and other non- environmentally friendly practices are increasing our carbon footprint. While improper disposal of our waste, haphazard planning and execution of various societal projects lead to large scale environmental degradation; thus, stressing the importance of pro-environmental behavior.
The effects of climate change will be felt much harder in Nigeria (developing countries)considering we currently do not have substantial resources channeled towards tacking the adverse effects of climate change.
What are the importance and benefits of education at various levels and targeted at different stakeholders and awareness campaigns.
How can regional policymakers apply lessons learnt from global trends to Nigeria’s sustainability plans?
The Federal Government and some state governments have for some time put forward policies to tackle climate change but what has the impact been so far, has the momentum been lost?
What must business leaders do to scale up action from responsibility to leadership?
Are banks, fin tech organisations and insurance companies implementing environmental protection policies which could make a huge impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Waste to wealth.
Management of e-waste (a new potential environmental menace)
Critical success factors of the Clean Lagos Initiative
Renewable Energy Technology financing options for energy access.
The value of technology/payment option for alleviating energy poverty.
Effects of degradation and poor environmental situations forces choices on the citizens and inadvertently takes fundamental rights of freedom which ripples into societal insecurity and inequity.
The recognition that an inclusive green economy is an approach to protect the economy while reducing the potentials menace of unemployment, under employment, insecurity and social inequality.
Importance and benefits of education at various levels and targeted at different stakeholders and awareness campaigns.
How low income livelihoods are at greater risk from climate change, biodiversity, deforestation etc.
What efforts are being made to address this and ensure stakeholder participation in decision making in affected communities? Considering he long term negative effects of global warming and climate change will be felt much harder in Nigeria (developing countries) as we currently do not have enough resources channeled towards tacking the adverse effects of climate change.
Environmental degradation is/was a major foundation to most security issues in Nigeria and pro-environmental behavior may in turn be a life changing solution.
The recognition that an inclusive green economy is an approach to protect the economy whilst reducing the potentials menace of unemployment, under employment, insecurity and social inequality.
What role does the financial industry have to play in encouraging green economy?
What research is needed to stimulate eco-innovation, and how can scientific evidence and models facilitate better decision making?
Discuss the role of the finance industry in encouraging the adoption of climate finance and of environmental impact assessments.
Define what a Green Economy should look like in the Nigerian context, although, this term was coined outside Nigeria, and if we are to domesticate it what form should it take to address development objectives in Nigeria?