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.
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.
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.
What needs to be done differently to overcome the longstanding inertia in the household-energy sector and facilitate a clean-cooking transition for the energy-poor majority? To answer this question, we undertook a political economy analysis of the clean cooking sector.
This policy review identifies key health sector legislation, policies, regulations and guidelines, and calls for the integration and deployment of decentralised and clean energy solutions in the electrification of primary health care facilities across Nigeria.
This policy brief examines the pre-existing Nigerian economic vulnerabilities, evaluates the government’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to achieving a green and more-diversified economy, and develops a new agenda and strategies for sustainable growth and economic transformation.
The Project Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery was conceived in the summer of 2020 to advance innovative solutions to address the sovereign debt crisis that many countries in the Global South are facing at a time when social progress is under threat and urgent climate action is needed.
As Nigeria pushes its agricultural sector towards more efficient production and a greater role in the country’s economic diversification strategies, this study surveys the pesticides that are currently in use, their effects on humans and the environment, and how policy influences pesticide use.