International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering and Technology
2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Impacts of climate change on human and environmental health in Nigeria
Author(s): Benjamin Anabaraonye, Ngozi V Okolo and Kelachi Wala
Abstract: The impacts of climate change such as flooding, air pollution, drought, erosion, etc. are felt profoundly on human and environmental health in Nigeria. The impacts of climate change on human and environmental health in Nigeria imply that due considerations to health issues as part of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts has become a pressing issue. Mitigation and adaptation strategies are therefore necessary for effective management of the health sector in Nigeria. This study outlines the strategies for building resilience and reducing vulnerability for environmental health and sustainability in Nigeria. It further identifies the urgent need to educate communities and institutions in Nigeria about the impacts of climate change on human and environmental health and innovative solutions which includes the strategic tree planting activities, eco-friendly green technology and the therapeutic use of poetry for sustainable development in Nigeria. This study is therefore very significant as it explores new opportunities, practices and policies for mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of climate change on human and environmental health in Nigeria.