Climate Change Resilience Strategies in Trans Amadi Industrial Area Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Nyeche, Victoria Wobo
Ndukwu, Benjamin

Abstract

This study assessed climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience strategies in the Trans Amadi Industrial area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The study utilised satellite image and field surveys to obtain information. An inventory of tree species used in urban greening activities was conducted. Carbon dioxide levels in the area were measured using the Aeroqual 500 series air pollution meter while Meteorological data from 2006 to 2015 was obtained from the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and complemented with field measurements. Results from the study indicated that there were increased carbon dioxide and temperature levels in Trans Amadi from 363.3 ppm to 369 ppm and from 28.3ºC to 30.8ºC respectively. 55.4% of respondents have resilience strategies in place however 51.5% of these strategies were not sufficient. A total of 74 different species of trees distributed in 29 unique families were inventoried. The findings discussed were in line with global concerns and efforts regarding climate change and global warming measures.

Keywords:
Climate change, adaptation, urban greening, mitigation, resilience, Trans Amadi

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Victoria Wobo, N., & Benjamin, N. (2018). Climate Change Resilience Strategies in Trans Amadi Industrial Area Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 15(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.9734/JGEESI/2018/41373
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