Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From October 13, 2015 to December 28, 2020

Project ID: 5373

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)



  • Forests
  • Human altered areas


  • General
  • Industrial site
  • Mining sites

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use
  • Agriculture
  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Environmental accounting
  • Data quality
  • Impact assessment
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


Nigeria ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994. As part of its international commitments under this Convention, the Government of Nigeria ensures regular reporting of climate change related trends and developments in the form of national communications. In 2014, with the financial support of Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Federal Ministry of Environment finalized the country's Second National Communication (SNC). The main objective of this project is to enable Nigeria to prepare and submit its Third National Communication in accordance with its commitments as a non-Annex 1 Party to the Convention. It will contribute to the building of information/ knowledge regarding national sources of GHGs, the impacts of climate change on sustainable social and economic development, highlighting the potential which exist for opportunities to abate the emissions, and setting priorities national adaptation measures. It will also result in increased capacity to produce subsequent NCs that meet all guidelines established by the Conference of Parties (CoP) and that can serve as a source of information for national policies and measures in climate change and in key economic and social sectors


Strengthening of Nigeria"s technical and institutional capacity to enable it respond effectively to climate change challenges and meet its obligations under the UNFCCC.

USD $1,850,000

Grant amount

USD $8,600,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,850,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Nigeria

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