Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 9, No 3 (2013)

Impact of Climate Change on Employment in Nigeria

Taiwo Adewale Muritala, Ayodeji Muyideen Awolaja, Olurotimi James


Nigeria as a developing country in African continent is one of the major suppliers of crude oil in the world and the effect of climate change on her employment status cannot be over-emphasized. Employment debates have been of high discussion in the world news. Nigeria, due to its vulnerability to climate change is moving towards investing on the renewable energy industry so as to militate the effects of climate change as well as economic advancement. This paper through the use of exploratory methods, aims to explore the existing literatures to examine the impact of climate change on employment, be it – in the short; medium and long term. The results were presented through statistical charts.  However, this study discovered that effects of climate change was felt over the longer term when technical change and innovation would lead to more job creation, productivity improvements and growth. The study therefore recommends that all the stakeholders should raise awareness on the environmental effects of climate change and focus on policies that militate against the adverse effect of climate change and inevitably having impact on jobs, working conditions and incomes in many sectors.


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