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Nigeria

Federative (36 states, 1 federal capital territory)
Political Groups
G77
Global Climate Risk Index
70
Targets
World Bank Income Group
Lower middle income
Share of Global Emissions
0.71%

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2024UNFCCC

Nigeria's long-term low-emission development strategy - 2060

2022Policy

In August 2022 the government of Nigeria launched a new Energy Transition Plan, which seeks to use a data driven approach to generate new funding and investment opportunities for the energy transition in Nigeria, in line with Nigeria's goal of achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2060.The plan sets out emissions reduction pathways and investment needs to achieve emissions reduct...

2021Legislative

The Climate Change bill was signed into law by the President Buhari in November 2021 in order to provide Nigeria with a legal framework for the country to achieve its climate goals, achieve long-term social and economic sustainability, and resilience. Following the President's commitment made at the COP 26 in Glasgow of achieving net zero by 2060, the Act enacts an overarc...

Legislative Process

Nigeria features a bicameral legislature (the National Assembly), modelled after the political system of the United States. The National Assembly is divided into an upper house (Senate) and a lower house (House of Representatives). The Senate has 109 members, three from each state and one from the capital region of Abuja. Every four years, senators are elected in a popular vote. The House of Representatives has 360 members who are elected for a four-year term, using a simple majority (first-past-the-post) system.

The last general elections (house, senate, and presidential elections) took place in March 2015. The next general elections will be held in 2019.

Proposed laws are called bills and can be introduced either to the Senate or the House. After its introduction in the legislative process, a bill is reviewed by a relevant committee, then referred to the National Assembly. In a sequence of three readings, the bill is discussed and modifications can be made. A bill is passed by a simple majority of the upper and lower house, which vote independently from one another. In order to formally complete the legislative process, acts have to be signed by the President (Presidential Assent).