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Niger

Official name: 

Republic of Niger

UN group: 
Least developed countries
Landlocked developing countries
Country income: 
Low-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Niger (2012)

Energy profile
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Niger

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 December 2013

    A renewables readiness assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders. Niger’s RRA highlights the need for a dedicated renewable energy law to establish the legal, economic and institutional basis for promoting renewable energy sources and technologies. According to the assessment, solar energy could be harnessed extensively in Niger, but a suitable investment model for this needs to be established.

  • INDC of Niger

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    “Réduction inconditionnelle de 2,5% (BAU 2020) et 3,5% (2030).Réduction conditionnelle de 25% (BAU 2020) et 34,6%.(2030, soit une réduction de 33.400 GgCO2Eq).” Unconditional reduction of 2.5% (BAU 2020) and of 3.5% (2030). Conditional Reduction of 25% (BAU 2020) and 34.6% (2030, or a reduction of 33,400 GgCO2Eq).

  • Decision-scaling for robust planning and policy under climate uncertainty

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In practice, it is often possible to assess risks and develop robust strategies that arise due to climate uncertainties through a systematic approach to analysis of the decision at hand. However, there is currently a lack of methodology for gleaning decision-relevant information from the spectrum of available projections of the future. In this paper a methodology is described for planning under climate uncertainty and for the development of robust adaptation strategies.

  • From vulnerability to resilience: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    For decades, Nigerien farmers cleared their fields of native trees and shrubs, exposing their crops to the fierce Sahelian winds. However, the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), in combination with other improved soil and water conservation practices, has helped to reverse this trend. This ‘Inside story on climate compatible development’ by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to provide an overview of FMNR and its benefits, assess the key elements for its success and summarise its most important lessons.

  • Sustainable wetland management in the face of climate risks in Niger: the case of La Mare de Tabalak

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2013
    Objective: 

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recently implemented climate risk management studies in seven countries. This report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, gives a detailed summary of efforts in a Niger wetland environment to conduct one such study, incorporating climate change with three key sectors: agriculture, livestock and water resources.

  • An overview of the development challenges and constraints of the Niger Basin and possible intervention strategies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 

    The Niger River Basin covers 7.5% of the African continent and is shared between nine riparian countries. The human population of the basin is growing at an average annual rate of about 3%, which makes the Niger River Basin one of the areas with the highest fertility rates in the world. The desert margin is expanding; climate change is negatively impacting rainfall; and urbanization, industrialization, and the human and livestock population are threatening the quantity and quality of available water resources. The basin population already suffers from chronic poverty.

  • Managing uncertainty: an economic evaluation of community-based adaptation in Dakoro, Niger

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 1 January 2014
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    CARE International study examining the effectiveness of community-based adaptation in Dakoro, Niger.

  • Niger Community Action Project for Climate Resilience

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 19 January 2012

    The project development objective is to improve the resilience of the populations and of production systems to climate change and variability in targeted Communes.

  • NIGER COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM PHASE 3

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 24 May 2013
    Sectors: 

    The objectives of the Third Community Action Program (CAP3) Support Project for Niger are: (i) to strengthen the recipient's local development planning and implementation capacities, and (ii) to improve the access of the targeted population to socioeconomic services. The project has 4 components. (1) Capacity building component will ensure capacity building for communes and communities; improving local governance and regional governments; and promoting inter-communal collaboration.

  • A Mobile Wind Tunnel for Wind Erosion Field Measurements

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 11 January 2005
    Objective: 

    According to this article, mobile wind tunnels are essential tools for the field examination and quantification of wind erosion processes on natural non-imitated surfaces under standardised, quasi-natural wind conditions. A mobile wind tunnel was constructed at the IBS of the University of Hohenheim to measure wind erosion susceptibilities under different conditions and sediment emission on dominant surfaces formed under semi-arid conditions on a transect in the Republic of Niger/West Africa.

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