Sustainable Development

Perspectives #02/2019: Ecological and Social Transformation in Africa: Rethinking food systems for a +2°C world

Perspectives #02/2019: Ecological and Social Transformation in Africa: Rethinking food systems for a +2°C world

Published: 17 December 2019

This special edition of Perspectives was compiled with the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North Africa offices and the Transform Africa project. It is dedicated to the emerging conversation of alternative approaches that challenge the historical bias towards the industrialisation of agriculture and the food system as the main strategy to address food insecurity while preparing for a +2°C world.

Meeting Nigeria's Electricity Needs

Meeting Nigeria's Electricity Needs: Is Nuclear an Option?

Published: 9 November 2022
Event Report

Nigeria’s nuclear power ambitions pose several essential questions: One of which is how the introduction of nuclear energy would help address the electricity gap and how it compares to alternative energy pathways in terms of cost, reliability, and ability to combat climate change, considering current global energy trends. We sponsored the 72nd edition of the Power Dialogue hosted by Nextier Power to discuss these issues with relevant experts in the field.

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Delta State Renewable Energy Policy Roadmap

Published: 20 September 2022
Policy Proposal

Clean Technology Hub, with support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung, has developed a policy proposal for the Delta State Government to adopt a renewable energy policy roadmap that will serve as a blueprint to achieve the state’s vision for access to electricity, climate resilience, and economic growth beyond oil.

Unlocking Climate Finance

Unlocking Climate Finance for Nigeria

Published: 5 August 2022
Communiqué

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) partnered to host a public dialogue on climate finance, pertaining to how Nigeria can mobilise more resources to migate and adapt to the devastating impacts of climate change. The public dialogue also served to launch the report, “Unlocking Climate Finance for Nigeria: Between Aspirations and Realities”.

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Nigeria's Green Bond Programme

Published: 9 February 2022
Report

The Nigerian government has raised billions of naira to finance energy and land-use projects using green bonds. This report hopes to make a meaningful contribution towards ensuring that mechanisms for transparency, accountability, sustainability and value for money are put in place throughout the processes of green bond issuances in Nigeria. 

The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Published: 8 November 2021
Study

The business of the AIIB is the financing of large infrastructure projects such as power plants, dams and transport routes. Such investments are inherently associated with high environmental and social risks, as well as corruption and high levels of debt. This study provides an overview of the institution's close alignment with China and its transparency and information disclosure rules.

Time for a "Detox" in Agriculture

Time for a “Detox” in Agriculture

Published: 1 November 2021

This second volume of our Nigerian pesticides study provides evidence to support a process of withdrawing highly hazardous pesticides from the Nigerian market, based on their toxicity to human health and the environment, and to promote safer alternatives to chemical pesticides for crop and pest management.

Expanding Demand for Clean-Cooking in Nigeria

Expanding Demand for Clean-Cooking in Nigeria

Published: 26 May 2021
While this report looks at the impact of incomes and poverty on household choices of cooking fuels, it also explores the hypothesis that fuel substitution is not necessarily perfect and that households often use multiple fuels together.