Published 1 September 2023
Sustainable Pathways to Balancing Decarbonization in the Face of Fossil Energy Dependence, Nigeria as a Case Study
As part of climate change mitigation measures, like several other countries, Nigeria is a signatory to both processes of the UNFCCC, and has shown commitment towards reducing its carbon emission sources and levels by 2030. Nigeria has adopted several environmental and sectorial policies, strategies, and plans where climate change adaptation/mitigation measures could apply. However, with the growing debt profile of the country, insufficient budgetary allocations towards climate change adaptation and mitigation activities, poor state of infrastructures, the recent discovery of crude oil in commercial quantity in some states and continued oil exploration in several parts of the country, Nigeria has shown lax commitment towards achieving its nationally determined contribution and pledge in line with the Paris agreement. Decarbonizing Nigeria and attaining carbon neutrality will require a sustainable use of pathways and the utilization of energy efficient practices. This paper therefore examines sustainable pathways to balancing decarbonization in Nigeria, in the face of fossil energy dependence.
Sustainable Pathways to Balancing Decarbonization in the Face of Fossil Energy Dependence, Nigeria as a Case Study is available here www.ogel.org/article.asp?key=4095 as part of the OGEL 3 (2023) Special Issue on Carbon Capture and Storage. (Sign in to download)