Sectoral Adaptation and Mitigation Programmes

The National Climate Change Policy and Response Strategy has identified adaptation and mitigation interventions in key sectors.
Some of these specific adaptation and mitigation actions include:


  • Energy: Ensuring adequate energy for sustainable rapid socioeconomic development without substantially increasing the sector’s GHG emissions.
  • Agriculture: Developing an integrated agricultural intervention plan to reduce the sector’s vulnerability to climate change and enhance its productivity for food security and poverty reduction.
  • Water: regulatory and fiscal measures to manage the supply of water including watershed recharge.
  • Coastal Areas: Actively support the actualization of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan of the Gulf of Guinea and domesticate it for Nigeria in terms of an Integrated Coastal Area Management Plan.
  • Forestry and Land Use: Increase Forest covers through afforestation, reforestation and prevention of deforestation.
  • Transport: Promote the use of efficient means of transport on all transport modes by limiting new acquisitions to those with low emission ratings including electric vehicles.
  • Health: Promote community resilience in the area of environmental health to reduce vulnerability to climate change.
    Culture and Tourism: Build knowledge of the impact of culture and tourism and simple procedures to adopt for adaptation.
  • ICT: Specifically target and ensure the reduction of GHG emissions through extensive use of ICT in the socio-economic development process.