FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
NOWHERE TO RUN:
Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis…
Nigeria faces a looming climate and environmental crisis that it can no longer afford to ignore. Creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation in communities across the country, now pose monumental socio-economic, political and sustainable development challenges to the nation. With the country’s population projected to an astronomical increase of 450 million by 2050, pressure on resources pose a real and present danger and risk to the subregion and beyond.
Narrated by Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jr, the documentary tells the story of environmental threats and unique challenges to security in Nigeria in affected communities. It connects the dots between climate, environmental degradation, and security and serves as an advocacy tool to raise awareness of the defining challenge of our time.
The first screening will take place at the Climate Action Zone on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the CentQuatre, Room 1 from 1pm-1:50pm. The COP21 Africa Pavilion, sponsored by NEPAD and the African Development Bank, will feature the film on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 9:00am-9:45am.
The Yar’Adua Foundation was established to honour the legacy of one of Nigeria’s foremost contemporary leaders. Through its facilities and programmes, the Foundation endeavours to further the ideals of Shehu Yar’Adua; his commitment to national unity, good governance and to building a just and democratic society for all Nigerians.
Jacqueline W. Farris