Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)
The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is committed to reducing projected carbon emissions by 25%, increasing household access to electricity to 99.6% and access to clean cooking alternatives to 85% by 2030. To accomplish these ambitious goals, AMAC, with the support of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), has launched their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP). The plan outlines practical and impactful actions to bolster resilience and enrich the lives of its citizens.Read more
Developing a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) is a critical step on the journey to unlocking climate finance and accelerating climate action. However, recent data from the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) shows it will cost millions to implement climate action plans. Thus, cities need to become innovative to access all the finance they need to implement their projects.Read more
On 5 July 2022, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) launched its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan, which features tangible and impactful actions that will build resilience and enhance the lives of citizens. By 2030, AMAC intends to reduce its overall projected emissions by 25%, extend household access to electricity to 99.6% and increase access to clean cooking alternatives to 85%.Read more
Leaders and technical experts from six local governments discussed their climate action plans during a CoM SSA session at Africities. These cities have already completed, or are near completing, robust Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans and are motivated to implement on-the-ground change.Read more
Cities need detailed information about their emissions and climate risks to plan for transformative climate action. In the case of Abuja (Nigeria), where data is like gold dust, obtaining this information can be a costly and daunting task, but household surveys can yield high-quality results and provide crucial insights into how emissions are generated and how climate change impacts communities on the ground.Read more
Less than ten months after joining the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in Nigeria achieved another milestone by identifying the climate hazards with the biggest impact on the city and its people during an interactive workshopRead more
CoM SSA signatories exchanged on how they are using the development process of their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) to not only address issues of climate change and lack of access to sustainable energy, but also to inform the public about them.Read more
The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is in the process of identifying the sectors and communities which are most impacted by, or are the biggest contributors to, climate change impacts in the city.Read more
Terms of Reference for a professional photographer/videographer to take high-quality photo and video footage for four CoM SSA signatory local governments. Bids due: 25 August 2021.Read more
Having just recently become a CoM SSA signatory, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in Nigeria has already started putting together a strategy to create a robust action plan that will address climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as sustainable energy access.Read more
Under the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative, GIZ and ICLEI Africa are seeking a consultant to facilitate a stakeholder engagement and capacity building workshop in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria.Read more
The Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative is seeking a consultant to assist ICLEI Africa and GIZ with a number of workshops required to support Abuja Municipal Council Area (AMAC), Abuja, Nigeria with developing the content for a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP).Read more
Abuja’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is Nigeria’s first planned city and became its capital in 1991. The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is one of the six local governments in the FCT.
Businesses in AMAC are already feeling the impact of climate change and limited access to energy, from profit losses due to decreasing crop yields to reduced access to markets during floods.
Local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa are key actors in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Therefore, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in Nigeria has developed a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) to define the strategies, plans and actions that the city is taking towards sustainable development and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
While AMAC is already taking climate action at the council level, its citizens can also help it become greener, healthier and more resilient to climate change.
AMAC's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come mostly from three sectors: energy (53%), transport (29%) and waste (18%).
AMAC is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. 40% of its population does not have access to clean drinking water and 40% of urban areas do not have access to waste management systems.
Currently, 93.2% of households in AMAC have access to electricity, but the Council wants to expand access to energy to almost all citizens by 2030 through the installation of mini-grids and campaigns to raise awareness on the use of energy within households.