Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Studies in Nigeria Universities: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects

  • John-Felix K. AkinbamiEmail author
  • Catherine Abiola O. Akinbami


Various studies on the impacts of climate change on the different sectors of the national economy have been carried out over some decades and such studies are still ongoing in Nigeria. This paper gives an overview of studies that have been carried out on various aspects of climate change by the higher institutions and research institutes in the country and what these have achieved in national climate governance and policy making. This is with the aim of assessing the achievements of such publications in climate policy and management as well as the likely missing gaps in and further prospects for climate research and studies by the Nigerian universities. The methodological approach is based on a theoretical background using secondary data obtained majorly from the internet and other published and unpublished literature. Amongst other issues, the results reveal some good measure of achievement of these research outputs in shaping the climate policy and management in the country and at the same time expose the challenges and some of the missing gaps which call for the attention of the Nigerian universities researchers.


Climate change Mitigation and Adapatation Studies Climate governance Nigerian universities Sustainable socio-economic development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John-Felix K. Akinbami
    • 1
    Email author
  • Catherine Abiola O. Akinbami
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Energy Research and DevelopmentObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development StudiesObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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