Climate Change Adaptation: Climate Change Education and Real Estate Resilience in Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords:Climate Change Education, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Resilience
The real estate sector has experienced its fair share of climate change and its attendant issues. Cases of flooding and erosion abound in Anambra State. Housing, Infrastructure, human livelihoods and the health of inhabitants have been adversely affected by climate change. Efforts are currently being made globally to assess and adapt to the impacts of our changing climate and climate change education has become an integral part of the international response to climate change. The real estate sector needs to be up to date with climate change issues, to remain competitive in a rapidly changing environment. Consequently, this study determined the level of climate change education and perceptions of stakeholders in the real estate sector and how it affects real estate resilience in Anambra State. The study employed the primary and secondary sources of data. Data were analysed using frequencies, percentages and the Chi-square test of Independence. The study revealed that there is a general awareness of climate change. The few awareness programmes organized by the state government are not very effective. There is a low knowledge of the causes and impacts of climate change in the state. Knowledge about measures to improve real estate resilience in the state is also low. The study recommends that the government should partner with all stakeholders namely, property owners, tenants, real estate investors, professionals in the built environment, lawmakers and others in making and implementing sustainable policies and laws that will lead to real estate resilience.