Green Deal Nigeria

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Green Deal Nigeria

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Green Deal Nigeria. Heinrich Boell Foundation.


May 18, 2012

What does Nigeria's future look like when the oil runs out?   How can Nigeria transition from fossil fuel to clean energy? Where would green jobs be created? What will happen if the country does not squarely deal with the ravages of climate change? Nigeria is in an unusual position compared to other sub-Saharan African countries as it contributes to global warming through massive gas flaring and bush burning, whilst enduring desertification, sea level rise and extreme weather events that contribute to land degradation and intensify conflict.

The Green Deal Nigeria study commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Foundation focuses on the potential for a greener Nigeria and is being launched as the country prepares for the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, 20-22 June). Nigeria's ambition to become one of the world’s top 20 economies by the year 2020 means that the country must grow its economy, create jobs and promote social cohesion without destroying its natural resources and thus harming the well-being of future generations. The study provides an overview and practical examples of how to green Nigeria before 2020 and explains the long-term measures that Nigeria needs to take today to make the economy grow beyond oil, which is expected to finish for all practical purposes in 15 to 20 years’ time.  The study explains how climate change should be regarded as an underlying factor for some of the intensifying conflicts in Nigeria, and how a clean energy economy that provides growth for ordinary Nigerians, can help to reduce tension.

Click here to read Green Deal Nigeria 1 - Introduction (9 pages, pdf, 611KB)

Click here to read Green Deal Nigeria 2 - The Transformation from Fossil Fuel to Green Energy (9 pages, pdf, 1.02MB)

Click here to read Green Deal Nigeria 3 - Energy Access for All: The Role of Clean Energy in Alleviating Energy Poverty (15 pages, pdf, 823KB)

Click here to read Green Deal Nigeria 4 - Nigeria’s Agriculture and Food Security Challenges (12 pages, pdf, 991KB)

Click here to read Green Deal Nigeria 5 - Climate Change and Conflict. A Green Economy to Promote Human Security (15 pages, pdf, 966KB)

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