Protecting the environment,
democratizing development

Protecting the environment, democratizing development

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    What we do

    Climate Justice and Energy

    The Energy and Extractives program has as its core areas the following


    Oil & Gas




    International financial

    The energy and extractives program has a vision of halting the destruction of lives, local livelihoods and nature through the reckless exploitation of natural resources by governments and multinational companies. The global community is confronted by two serious crisis; the energy crisis and climate change . Both have global dimensions but at the same time many impacted communities across Nigeria who are living the realities of devastated environment and compromised ability to sustain local livelihoods. We hold that these crises are in the main driven by the unsustainable economic and development models adopted by Nigeria’s government which makes the country dependent on the exploitation of fossil fuels and other unsustainable energy sources for its sustenance.

    These crisis are exacerbated by the deliberate concentration of power over energy sources and services in the hands of a few multinational corporations and their backers in the local and international finance sector. It is our goal to break the monopoly of a few multinationals over access by tens of millions of peoples in our communities to clean, renewable, decentralized, community controlled energy and oppose the reckless exploitation of dirty energy sources such as coal, crude oil and gas. We work with impacted communities to enhance the capacity of our governments at local, state and federal levels and policy makers to see the necessity of immediately transiting from dirty energy sources to clean, renewable energy for the benefit of our communities and for the global environment.

    What we do

    Activities on Climate justice and energy

    What we do

    We challenge
    the current model
    of economic and

    Climate justice
    and energy




    Forest and

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    Every employee and volunteer makes a vital contribution to our vision at ERA/FoEN. We strive to be an excellent organisation and invest in our people to maximize our impact. Many of our local support groups couldn’t exist without the generous support of volunteers. If you want to get involved with one of our projects or campaigns, please contact us:

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