Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeria: An Analysis of by Raffaello Cervigni,Irina Dvorak,John Allen Rogers

By Raffaello Cervigni,Irina Dvorak,John Allen Rogers

the government of Nigeria has followed an bold technique to make Nigeria the
worlds twentieth biggest economic system via 2020. maintaining this type of velocity of progress will entail rapid
expansion of task in key carbon-emitting sectors of the economic system. within the absence of
policies to accompany financial progress with a discounted carbon footprint, emission of
greenhouse gases may greater than double within the subsequent decades.
By consolidating and synthesizing the result of the sector-specific, in-depth analyses,
volume 1 of this attempt came across ideas for Nigeria to accomplish the improvement goals of
Vision 20:2020 and past, yet stabilizing emissions at 2010 degrees, and with domestic
benefits within the order of two percentage of GDP. the current research, quantity 2, is a suite of the
technical experiences at the 4 sectors of inquiryagriculture and land use, oil and gasoline, power,
and transportthat trained the guidance of the 1st volume.
For agriculture and land use, the govt has set formidable pursuits for expanding the
domestic agricultural construction six-fold by means of 2020. The learn analyzes the mitigation potential
of the rural area in the constraint of assembly those development goals. Benefits
include extra efficient and climate-resilient agriculture.
For the oil and fuel zone, the research evaluates how the rustic can keep growing the oil
and gasoline undefined, making higher use of Nigeria's fuel assets, while lowering the
sector's carbon footprint.
The research of the ability zone indicates how the rustic can extend energy iteration and
broaden entry to electrical energy whereas decreasing the linked emissions. This low-carbon
scenario could permit Nigeria to accomplish an analogous long term improvement goals, at
lower total price via a extra various mixture of iteration assets with a extra balanced
supply throughout regions.
Finally, this research assesses the predicted development in CO2 emissions from on-road delivery
under a typical enterprise improvement situation as much as the 12 months 2035 and identifies coverage and
other mitigation activities at nationwide and native degrees that might decrease this development, ensuing in
fuel economies, larger air caliber, and decreased congestion.
Each sectoral research outlines a number of activities that the Nigerian executive may well undertake
to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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