Climate Justice

Reparation Restoration Reformation


Climate change is one of the most important development challenges facing the global south with its impact intersecting with all facets of human life. Mitigating the impact of climate change requires a concerted and diverse approach and collaboration between all stakeholders including government, industry,  communities, citizens  …. Unfortunately there is a power imbalance inherent in negotiating or accessing resources required for climate action that puts communities in the global south and indigenous people who are the most affected  at a huge disadvantage. These imbalances exist at the international, national and subnational levels and are evident  in unreasonable commitments demanded of the global south, exploitative contracts signed between national governments and multinational companies that absolve them of responsibility for pollution and destruction of the livelihoods of communities by the environmental degradation that stem out of the exploitation of natural resources. 

These examples highlight the need for justice and equity in climate action, most especially for the most vulnerable – communities in the global south whose environments are exploited, degraded and polluted with little or no protections from government and no mechanism for accessing justice. 

Project objectives

Reparation for individuals or beneficiaries:Often, rural communities suffer water contamination and land degradation due to the activities of industries in their vicinities. We would work to ensure that affected individuals are properly compensated and better educated on more resilient ways. 

Restoration of the Environment: We would work with the appropriate authorities to look to restore the environment back to its initial state before the pollution. 

Reformation of Policies or Standard Operating Procedure:e policies and laws that will better govern and direct the activities of these organizations. 

Nature-Solutions to Climate Change (Agroecology): We have empowered rural communities across Enugu state to be more climate resilient by organizing agroecology training, establishing model farms, and supporting farmers with improved seedlings. 

Powering Indigenous Climate Actions: Knowing fully well that rural communities are the most affected by climate change and environmental degradation. 

Climate Research: SSDO carries out research around climate change to be able to proffer tangible solutions, which include greenhouse mitigation measures, indigenous climate action, climate adaptation techniques, and conserving biological diversity. 

Main Activities include

Community farmers undertaking agroecology training from a seasoned agroecology expert. The integration of agroecology practices enhances food security by increasing productivity and profitability, This technique helps tackle environmental degradation and promotes sustainability.

SSDO’s team on a monitoring and evaluation trip to a polluted river in Nomeh community. The team went to determine the extent of damage done and its effect on the community. As well as charting a course to avoid a repetition of such occurrences.

Rural communities who are the least responsible are the most affected by the impact of climate change globally. SSDO team conducted research using a focused group discussion to determine the level of impact at the community level.

Advocacy visit to the traditional ruler of Nomeh community. Discussing how the organization can come in to help advocate for reparation, restoration, and reformation of policies.

After agroecology and climate training, farmers from the project communities were given improved resilient palm seedlings. This would help augment yields, improve income, and the socioeconomic status of the households.

SSDO carries out research around climate change to proffer tangible solutions, which include greenhouse mitigation measures, indigenous climate action, climate adaptation techniques, and conserving biological diversity.

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