Green Planet Initiative International is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established in 2008, committed to carrying out activities that ensure the sustainable management of environmental resources, promotion of sound health and well-being.
Our Objectives: GPII will work with all stakeholders to address the challenges of awareness, environmental right and appropriate policy implementation in Nigeria. In particular, GPII shall
• Establish effective partnerships, secure resources, and implement programs to support sustainable, low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways
• Build the capacity of partners to integrate environmental considerations into development plans and strategies
• Build the capacity of individual and societies to play an active role in the creation and diffusion of environmental sound policies.
• Work to create public awareness of, increase information about, and foster the emerging availability of reliable, economically viable green and alternative options to ensure environmental sustainability.
• Support policy, implementation, research, development and use of such green and alternative options
• Advocate for the environmental right of communities and individuals as a result of unsustainable practices such as pollution
• Promote gender equality and equal access to land, energy and other natural resources, through projects, education, policy formulation and advocacy
• Design programs aimed at improving the environmental, social-economic and health status of our focused groups i.e. the poor, vulnerable and marginalized
GPII Primary Focus: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Eco- system Management, Resource Efficiency, Environmental governance, Peace building
Singling out one of our numerous projects is the Community-Based Approach to Climate Change Mitigation in Nsan Community, Cross River State, Nigeria: This innovative project conceived and developed by the local community.
The project utilised indigenous initiatives which are expected to help in the mitigation of climate change impacts at the community level, as well as provide alternatives to the livelihoods of the target communities.
The project sensitized 500 rural poor on the impacts of climate change as well as mitigation measures; improved the environmental management capacity of the community members by planting 2,000 trees (Irvingia gabonensis); carried out training and construction of 500 solar cookers made from plywood in one rainforest community (Nsan) and trained and empowered 200 community members – mainly women and girls – with alternative sources of livelihood such as soap making, bead making and goat raring.