Openness in natural resources: Leveraging entry points for Nigeria’s OGP NAPIII
Transparency, accountability, and citizens’ participation can contribute to fair and sustainable natural resources management, a secure and healthy environment, and more effective and just climate responses. However, in the last two National Action Plan (NAP) cycles, commitments in the area of openness in natural resources in Nigeria’s OGP implementation have been specific to the extractive sector. Openness and participation in areas such as ecological funds, forest sector transparency, access to environmental information, open environmental data, climate change, and tracking of emissions, oil spills, and gas flares, among others, have featured in broad policy conversations but have yet to feature on the country’s OGP agenda.
This session, organized by Policy Alert and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN), will bring together open government practitioners and environmental advocates to kickstart a consultative process, while reflecting on ideas and priority options for including environment and natural resource commitments in Nigeria’s forthcoming OGP NAPIII.