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Nigeria, others to focus on renewables – CSO

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By Okunloye Abiodun

CSO urge African nations to shift from oil production to renewable energy.

A civil society organization (CSO) called “Don’t Gas Africa,” led by Lorraine Chiponda, has urged Nigeria and other African nations to shift their agendas away from oil and toward renewable sources. Speaking on the fringes of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention about Climate Change, Chiponda made the announcement to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El-Sheikh (COP 27). The environmental activist stated that instead of expanding oil exploration, Africa should put its resources into constructing a reliable renewable energy infrastructure.

The climate crisis, which is caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, is putting human life in danger. This is the situation in which the world finds itself. In light of this, he affirmed that they ought to turn off the pipelines that transport fossil fuels rather than allow more people in Africa to perish as a result of the effects of climate change. According to Chiponda, renewable energy is indeed the way forward; it is now cheaper in terms of investment, and it is going to create more jobs that are cleaner.

Big oil firms need to be held accountable for damaging Africa’s climate.

In addition, he emphasized the importance of holding multinational oil companies, the majority of which are based in Europe and the United States, accountable for the harm they have caused to the climate in Africa. The activist contended that these oil firms continue to plunder Africa for commercial gain despite going green in their home nation. Therefore, it is necessary for oil companies to make the transition on their own. They need to take responsibility for the adverse effects they have had on the environment.

Harjeet Singh, the director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network, also emphasized the need for developed nations to confront the “loss and damage” caused by climate change in Africa. He stated that more than 30,000 delegates, including world leaders and representatives from 198 countries, will attend COP27. The start of COP27 coincides with the end of a year marked by devastating floods, unheard-of heat waves, severe droughts, and powerful storms all telltale signs of the escalating climate emergency.

The COP27 aims to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.

Concurrently, millions of people all over the world are dealing with the aftereffects of multiple crises at the same time, including ones involving energy, water, food, and the cost of living, as well as conflicts and heightened tensions. In spite of these unfavourable conditions, a number of nations have begun to delay or roll back their climate policies and have increased the number of fossil fuels they burn. Therefore, COP27 is taking place within the context of inadequate aspirations to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.

According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, CO2 emissions need to be reduced by 45 percent by the year 2030, especially in comparison to the levels that they were at in 2010, in order to meet the primary goal of the Paris Agreement, which is to minimize the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century. The UN stated that this is absolutely necessary in order to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change, such as droughts, heat waves, and rainfall, which are both more frequent and more intense.

World temperature needs to be reduced to 1.5 degrees Celsius per century.

Moreover, a report that was released by Change in advance of the COP27 conference shows that even though countries are bending the shape of global greenhouse gas emissions in a downward direction, efforts are still insufficient to limit the temperature rise worldwide to 1.5 degrees Celsius per century. Since the COP26 conference in Glasgow, only 29 out of 194 countries have presented national plans that are more stringent. More so, the summit, which started on Sunday, will continue until November 18th.


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Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

several countries have already started postponing or reversing their climate plans and increasing their consumption of fossil fuels despite the bleak outlook.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

It is essential for oil corporations to independently make the change. They have a duty to accept responsibility for the harmful impacts that they have brought about in the natural world.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

I believe we should start thinking in line with current happenings in order to find solutions considering the effects of climate change the best is to start working towards the use of renewable energy for the benefits of the citizenry.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

Energy should be transferred. Thus, we need renewable energy. We need to shift from the regular oil production to renewable sources of energy like solar, thermal, nuclear etc. We should exhibit this different sources.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

For the bad effect of climate change across the globe, renewable energy should be the focus now because climate change effect is hitting the world badly.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The threat to human life posed by the climatic problem brought on by the use of fossil fuels. The globe is currently in this circumstance. The harm that international oil firms have done to the climate in Africa needs to be addressed.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Efforts are still insufficient to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius per century, despite the fact that countries are bending the form of greenhouse gas emissions in a downward direction.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

The climate change it hit everywhere globally so we need to focus on renewable energy and shift from oil production because the climate really do bad for every one many things we’re lost

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

It is encouraging that people have been encouraging other African nations, like Nigeria, to shift their priorities away from oil and toward renewable sources of energy.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

yes i agree that Instead of investing more resources into expanding oil exploration, Africa should focus those resources on building a reliable infrastructure for renewable energy sources.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

It is absolutely necessary in order to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change, such as droughts, heat waves, and rainfall, which are both more frequent and more intense. CO2 emissions need to be reduced by 45 percent by the year 2030.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

We really need to increase or expand other resources due to the climate crisis. I agree, our government need do something

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

Burning fossil fuels has led to a climatic crisis that threatens human life. This is the current state of affairs around the globe.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

A climate problem caused by the burning of fossil fuels, which poses a hazard to human life. This is the present state of affairs on Earth. The climate damage caused by international oil companies in Africa must be remedied.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

It is clear that renewable energy is the way of the future; not only is it more cost-effective to invest in, but it will also lead to the creation of more environmentally friendly jobs.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

We can’t continue to drill our ground for crude oil, we need to go for renewable energy resources that is ecosystem friendly and will drop the green house effect we are currently experiencing.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Notwithstanding the hostile climate, several countries have started to postpone or roll back their climate measures and have boosted their fossil fuel consumption.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Because of the devastating effects of climate change on communities around the world, we must prioritize the development of renewable energy sources and phase out our reliance on oil production.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Droughts, heat waves, and rainfall are becoming more frequent and strong as a result of climate change, and this must be prevented at all costs.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Already we are experiencing the effect of the extraction and use this nonrenewable crude oil that has released green house gas into the atmosphere which invariably prevent escape of heat the earth. We urgently need to adopt the use of renewable energy resources that is environmental friendly.