#ClimateWednesday: Nigeria Climate Change Act: The Role of Stakeholders By Suhaib Arogundade
Stakeholders Categorization: Private sector; Public sector; Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Civil Society Organizations.
Private sectors can be reached through respective professional associations which each sector is affiliated with. For example:
Banking sector and Banker: Central Bank of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria
Engineering organizations and Engineers: Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
Health Institution: Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Medical Association, etc.
Each association should domesticate the carbon targets, come up with plans on its reduction strategy (possibly have it verified by an independent assurance organization) and work towards achieving same.
Public sector and MDAs: Individual state government and their respective MDAs.
They need to take the lead to demonstrate carbon reduction leadership to the private sector. They need to measure their emission and implement reduction plans.
Civil Society Organisations can create a synergy amongst related associations, coordinate best practice and facilitate enabling environment.