Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area
Nigeria

Population: 386060
Area of jurisdiction: 179 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 60% by 2014
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Train the Trainers
Training sessions were realized to enhance local climate-change mitigation and adaptation measures as well as to educate the young with regard to climate-change challenges. Train the Trainers brought together major community stakeholders to address issues of deforestation, tree planting, carbon dioxide emissions reductions and clean development mechanisms. Trainees included chairmen and secretaries from 65 community development associations, NGOs and 22 primary school principals. We also launched a tree-planting program in support of a sustainable environment during the training sessions, and over 500 trees were planted in local government areas including primary schools. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Clean-Cook Stoves
This project was launched to reduce dependence on firewood for domestic use and as an energy source. The project is an offshoot of the tree planting campaign that discourages felling trees for firewood. Clean-cook stoves run on ethanol, derived from aerobic fermentation of agricultural by-products such as cassava and waste, among others. The local government is working on large-quantity clean cook stove distribution and is setting up a bio-diesel refinery, to assure adequate ethanol supplies for powering stoves. Clean-cook stoves will reduce deforestation and reduce fossil fuel use Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar Energy/Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
The local government ensured that all offices use energysaving bulbs and retrofit office blocks to green standards that increase energy savings, reduce water consumption and facilitate cross-ventilations that reduce energy consumption for cooling the facility. The local government will extend these efforts to other communities in its jurisdiction, mandating that every house switch to energy-saving bulbs. At present, the local government’s principal health center is solar powered and plans are underway to insure that all street lighting migrates to solar power. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Tree Planting
July 14 was named “Tree-Planting Day” and the local government planted over two hundred trees in addition to 4000 trees planted the previous year. Factoring in the sustainability element, the local government set up a green club to nurture them and oversee their growth. The aim of the project is to help mitigate against some climate change impacts by absorbing excess atmospheric CO2 mostly derived from vehicular and energy generation emissions. A handbook published by the local government’s Climate Change Unit was distributed. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Planting of Trees
The Administration has planted over 4000 trees in the past two years. Along 2nd Avenue in Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria a combination of Kings Palm and Queens Palm has been planted along the stretch of roads, and as a matter of policy, for every tree that is fell due to its distructive growth, four more trees be planted in its place. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Mosquito Net and Malaria Medicines Free Distribution
The advent of global warming has led to unprecedented flooding which in turn has lead to drainage and catchment area stagnation. Water immobility creates breeding grounds for malaria-transmission vectors, i.e., mosquitoes. The local government moved proactively by providing free mosquito nets and medicines that limit spread of the disease. Many inhabitants have benefited from the project and continue to do so, as reflected in a marked decrease in reported malaria cases. Start year 2012
Sector Human health
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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