Nigeria

Forest Law (1961) and Regulations (1963)

Provides for powers of authority with respect to forest rights, protection of forest reserves and produce, fires, licences for the taking of forest products, fees and royalties, marking and registration and timber floating

National Forest Policy (2006)

Seeks to promote sustainable forest management focusing on economic, social and environmental benefits from forests.  Includes objectives to increase, maintain and enhance the national forest estate through sound forest management practices; Address the underlying causes of deforestation, desertification including lack of policy support, market distortions, weak regulations and rural poverty; and promote and regulate private sector involvement in forestry development, and to create a more positive investment climate in the sector.

REDD+ Strategy

Nigeria’s national REDD+ strategy is expected to be complete in 2017.

INDC

Commits to 20% unconditional and 45% conditional cuts by 2030 (2010-2014 baseline).  Includes strategy for forests, including implementing national forest policy and strengthening community based forest management.

Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of the Environment - Responsible for the coordination of activities towards national implementation of the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

Inter-ministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) - ICCC forms a policy advisory organ for the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Chairmanship of the Federal Ministry of Environment. The Committee meets regularly on quarterly basis and on ad-hoc basis to review polices on climate change, advice the Federal Government on appropriate actions, and put up Nigeria’s position at meetings where climate change issues are being discussed or negotiated.

Demographics

140.43 M
Type% 
Urban51.60
Rural48.40
Group% 
Hausa and Fulani30.20
Yoruba30.20
Igbo (Ibo)25.80
Ibibio5.60
Other4.10
Kanuri4.00
Tiv2.50
Ijaw2.20

Economy

NGN37.94 T
NGN270,144
Type% 
Mining41.50
Agriculture30.90
Services26.00
Industry1.50
Forestry0.37
0.471
Petroleum and petroleum products (95%), cocoa, and rubber

Overview

923,769km²
16.60%
+0.0%
2009 - 2010

GCF Member States/Provinces

Cross River State
2,070km²
9.0%

Sources

1. Fameso, T.F. 2008. Forest Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework Information Sheet Nigeria. Rome: FAO.
2. link
3. NBS, 2012
4. Trading Economics The World Factbook
5. NBS, Nigeria Data Portal
6. National Bureau of Statistics, 2012. Grodd Domestic Product for Nigeria The World Factbook
7. Calculated value GDP/population 2011
8. calculated using values from: NBS, 2012. Gross Domestic Product for Nigeria Gross Domestic Product for Nigeria
9. UNDP Human Development Report, 2013. UNDP Human Development Report
10. The World Factbook, CIA - May 23, 2012. The World Factbook
11. NBS, 2010. Annual Abstract of Statistics, Abuja The World Factbook
12. 2010. Oyebo, M., F. Bisong, and T. Morakinyo, A Preliminary Assessment of the Context for REDD in Nigeria, citing FORMECU (1998), World Bank Environment Management Programme, Forestry Node. A Preliminary Assessment of the Context for REDD in Nigeria
13. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010 Global Forest Resources Assessment. link
14. NASRDA