Exploring the barriers that prevent integration of climate adaptation and risk reduction strategies: A desk-based approach to the challenges in coastal - urban areas of Nigeria

  • Samson Mpueh (Speaker)
  • Amaratunga, D. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
  • Haigh, R. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation


Abstract: Climate change and disaster risks are essential standpoints of actions for policy makers and relevant stakeholders to enhance sustainability in coastal - urban communities. They also have the potentials and the opportunities to enhance the level of resilience of urban dwellers. Nigeria has an INFORM risk rating of 6.8 from 10 according to the GFDRR as at 2019 in contrast to other emerging economies and primary hazards include coastal - urban floods. Indications reveal that climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies are extremely fragmented with little or no convergence. It is noted that effects of climate change have impacts on aspects of life and environment however, the nature and extent vary spatial-temporally. The strategies to reduce the effects require integrated and cross - sectoral approaches. Hence, this paper which is part of a larger study aims to assess the barriers that prevent integration of climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies in coastal– urban Nigeria and the challenges in the implementation process. It also adopts a desk-based survey and interviews to answer the proposed questions under investigation, and as such, the findings will expound the integration of climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Nigerian context.
Period8 Dec 2022
Event titleUnited Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research Conference 2022: Disaster Research and Innovation at a Time of Global Uncertainty
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational