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Coping with Climate Change in the Niger Delta:

Nigeria’s Community Research and Development Centre (CREDC) has released a study on the impacts of climate change in the Niger Delta and the adaptation strategies that the people of the Niger Delta are using to deal with growing problems. The study, entitled: “Coping with Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta of Southern Nigeria”, suggests ways to strengthen existing capacity of the people to adapt to climate change and adverse environmental changes. The research also highlights in detail the climatic and environmental changes that have occurred in the Niger Delta region and shows the relationship between these changes and poverty. It reveals the weaknesses and deficiencies in the Nigerian Constitution in administering environmental rights to the people and suggests institutional and constitutional solution to solving these problems in the region.The report was authored by Etiosa Uyigue (Executive Director) and Matthew Agho (Deputy Director) of the Community Research and Development Centre (CREDC).

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