Climate change has had a devastating impact on the African continent. Recently, Fifty people have died with many displaced as flood ravages parts of Balangu village witnessed dreadful flooding resulting in loss of life and homes, and damage to property in Jigawa State.
Afrika Eyes Learnt that devastating floods can be attributed to the impact of climate change.
The adverse impacts of climate, fostering a climate-resilient economy is to ensure that people are at the centre of decision making, especially those who bear the worst impacts of the global climate crisis.
It’s also about ensuring that, as a country, Nigeria Government need to create decent work for all, inclusive growth and the eradication of poverty.
On many occasions, traditional leaders make decisions for the community members and a lot of the time people affected by climate change don’t get to be in positions of decision-making.
So most of the time when a traditional leader decides to, for example, lease out or sell land that is under communal ownership to an international conglomerate within mining spaces, those people are put out by the operations of those mines and they are forcibly displaced by those mining operations.
And often a lot of the time these interactions are facilitated by government officials. Hence the idea that land expropriation is happening every day, people are still being forcibly removed from their land, and, of course, the connection to land and climate is very pivotal because access to land provides a sense of resilience.
Weather events result in a scarcity of resources leading to spikes in gender-based violence as men struggle to cope with feeling insecure about basic nutrition and the scarcity of financial resources.
To mitigate climate change in Nigeria, our organic waste must be returned to the ground, even flowers will really appreciate having those nutrients coming from the organic waste.
Nigeria’s Government must adapt to Renewable energy, Scientists agree that to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, countries must immediately move away from dirty energy sources like coal, oil and gas, and instead turn to renewable energy sources like wind, and solar or nuclear power.