According to Christine, “The Green Deal Nigeria 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. 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 study contains topics such as “The transformation from fossil fuel to green energy” (written by Lois Laraba Machunga and Zumunta Machunga-Disu), “Energy Access for all: The role of clean energy in alleviating energy poverty,” “Climate change and conflict – Green economy to promote human security” (Huzi Mshelia), and “Nigeria’s agriculture and food security challenges (Chinedum Nwajiuba).
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