Country Area : 923,768 km2
Forested Area (1000 ha) : 6,993
UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes
Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : National Programme, Support to country needs assessment (CNA)
FCPF Member : Yes
Active FCPF Grant Holder: No
Readiness Grant Holder: No
Carbon Fund: No
Nigeria's forests, which currently occupy over 9.6 million hectares, have been dwindling rapidly over the past decades. The current deforestation rate is estimated at 3.7% - one of the highest in the world. The Federal Government of Nigeria, backed by pioneering efforts made by the country’s Cross River State, started to engage in REDD+ in 2009 and became a Partner Country of the UN-REDD Programme in February 2010. The Nigeria REDD+ Readiness Programme foresees a twin-track approach to achieving REDD+ readiness in Nigeria: (i) the development of institutional and technical capacities at Federal level, and (ii) carrying out intense institutional, strategy-building and demonstration activities in Cross River State.
Progress against the Warsaw Framework for REDD+
Nigeria has an ongoing NP and is benefitting from a regional targeted support on forest carbon inventories and also participated in the CNA for West Africa (Section 3.49). The country is also one of the CBR+ pilot countries.
National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
Forest Reference Emission Level / Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL)
Safeguards and Safeguards Information System (SIS)
+ view more
Key Country Documents
Key Recommended Resources
All Recent Documents
Country Focal Points
Find up-to-date contact information for all UN-REDD Programme Country Focal Points here.
Social Media Feeds
Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 266,000
|#||Timeline||Financial Information||Work Area (SNA Outcome)|
Lead National Institution: Request through the Forestry Commission, Ghana Expected completion date: 30/06/2016.
1. Enhanced regional cooperation and capacities on NFMS, MRV and data sharing
2. Enhanced capacity and experiences shared on forest carbon inventories in West Africa
Additional funding in November 2016 (USD 104,000), specifically to reach the following:
Regional training workshop undertaken and capacities of Remote Sensing /GIS staff improved on land use land cover classification systems and on how to harmonized existing land use legends in their countries.
Regional Training undertaken and data analysis skills of scientist and forest service staffs enhanced for estimation of emission factors.