Climate Justice

Climate Justice

climate-justiceEncouraging the integration of community rights in the development and implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation schemes in Nigeria.We work to promote community-oriented and sustainable alternatives for climate change mitigation in Nigeria. 

  • We work with gas flaring impacted communities and forest dependent communities to create platforms towards ensuring that communities’ rights and livelihoods are protected in implementing carbon offset schemes in Nigeria. 

Our work contributes to improving the capacity of communities to provide information about climate change impacts and strengthening adaptive capacity.

  • By projecting the experiences of coastal communities affected by ocean surge and communities in the Lake Chad basin, there is increased public understanding of the impacts of the climate change on livelihoods and conflicts in Nigeria. It is our expectation that more insight into the consequences of ongoing climate change on vulnerable communities will result in increased action on adaptation federal, state and local governments, and development organisations.

Recent Publications and Gallery

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‘Monumental Disaster’Call for Action as 2018 Floods Recede, Leaving Destruction and Hunger

‘Monumental Disaster’: Call for Action as 2018 Floods Recede, Leaving Destruction and Hunger

Weeks of severe and continuous flooding in September and October...
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Cross River Forest Communities Oppose Inclusion in California Caborn Trading Scheme

Cross River Forest Communities Oppose Inclusion in California carbon Trading Scheme

Forest-dependent communities in Cross River, Nigeria and local organisations have...
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Flood Victims Rally for Government Attention

Flood Victims Rally for Government Attention

On Monday, 29 October 2018, victims of severe flooding in...
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Citizens Walk Against Soot Pollution in Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s Oil City

Social Action joined other citizens groups in Port Harcourt, Rivers...
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Monitoring Report: Communities Waiting for Clean-up of Polluted Environment of Ogoniland

Social Action’s monitoring of Ogoni communities in the Gokana, Tai,...
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The Impact Of REDD+ Implementation On Women In Cross River

By Ndidi P. Anih and Fyneface D. Fyneface The descriptive...
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Examining Civil Responses To Conflict And The Humanitarian Crisis In North-East Nigeria

In November 2017, Social Action and partner organisation, YARAC organised...
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Families in IDP camps in Borno state complain of inadequate food rations

Forecasting a Post-Humanitarian Situation in the Lake Chad Basin

Isaac ‘Asume’ Osuoka, Executive Director of Social Action reflects on...
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Our Climate is Going to Waste Time to Think a New Future

Our Climate is Going to Waste: Time to Think a New Future

Social Actions and Nigerian groups organise mass rally against fossil...
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Oil Theft, Artisanal Refineries: Match Your Words With Action – Communities, Stakeholders Charge Government

Stakeholders and communities in the Nigeria's oil-bearing Niger Delta have...
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Pollution and the Energy Crisis: Addressing Crude Oil Theft and Artisanal Refineries

Welcome address by the Director of Social Development Integrated Centre...
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National Conference On Oil Theft And Artisanal Refineries in Nigeria

Representatives of communities, government agencies, citizens groups, oil companies and...
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Break Free 2017

In March 2017, Social Action will join other organisations in...
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Beyond Boko Haram: looking at the Lake Chad Basin, climate change and the ecological crisis in the Sahel

With the Sahel region of Nigeria experiencing some of the...
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THE CROSS RIVER SUPERHIGHWAY: Route to Land Grabs?

The Cross River basin in south-eastern Nigeria contains the largest...
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Social Action Event at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal:CLIMATE JUSTICE NOT CARBON COLONIALISM!

This discussion workshop is organized by Social Action in collaboration...
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UP IN SMOKE: Gas Flaring, Communities and Carbon Trading in Nigeria

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions remains a global challenge,...
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Hope Rises On UNEP Report Implementation, Clean-up of Ogoniland, Niger Delta.

Indications emerged that the Nigerian government may finally kickstart the...
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