Nigerian retail and climate change

How the Nigerian Retail Sector is Contributing to Climate Change

Nigeria’s gross GHG emissions amounted to 492.44 million metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (Mt CO2e) in 2014, reflecting 1.01 percent of global GHG emissions, [Nigeria in 2014 contributed 1.01 % to global GHG emissions] while the gross GHG emissions amounted to 404.25 Mt CO2e in 2010, an increase of 18 percent over the 4-year period. The majority of the emission (38.2 percent) came from land-use change and forestry, followed by electricity, waste, agriculture, and industrial processes, which contributed 32.6 percent, 14.0 percent, 13.0 percent, and 2.1 percent GHG emissions respectively [4].

Doubling down on the impact of the retail sector on climate change, it is best understood when viewed as a supply chain issue and is majorly centered around manufacturing, logistics, and waste.

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Nigerian retail and Climate change

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Henry Ukoha Climatr

Henry Ukoha a General Partner at Climatr is a Cradle 2 Cradle catalyst, an avid researcher, and a cleantech enthusiast passionate about developing sustainable business models, developing products and services, optimizing processes and operations from an innovative viewpoint.

He is driven by his intense passion for the environment and approaches his work from a systems perspective with special attention to the circular economy and cradle-to-cradle design principles thereby positioning an organization strategically in the green economy.

He works with both the private and public sectors to achieve a more sustainable product/service offering.

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