Osinbajo to launch energy transition plan

Osinbajo to launch energy transition plan
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FG to guide the country towards achieving universal access to energy by 2030.

The Federal Government of Nigeria launch its Energy Transition Plan on August 24, 2022. The plan is tailored to guide the country towards the twin objective of achieving universal access to energy by 2030 and a carbon-neutral energy system by 2060. According to a statement signed by the Director of Communications of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), Sherry Kennedy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will lead other stakeholders to launch the energy transition plan in Abuja.

Energy Transition Plan will also map out strategies for Nigeria to provide enough energy to power industry and other productive uses. The Energy Transition Plan is supported by Sustainable Energy for All, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet. The launch will feature remarks from prominent officials from Nigeria, Rwanda, Egypt, and Senegal as well as international community leaders from the United Nations, Sustainable Energy for All, the World Bank, African Development Bank, IRENA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.

President Buhari at COP26 says Nigeria to achieve net-zero by 2060.

At COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Nigeria’s ambition to achieve net-zero by 2060. The launch of this plan showcases the country’s political leadership in the global energy sector, and especially on the African continent towards a just, equitable and inclusive energy transition. The Energy Transition Plan was developed through the Energy Transition Commission. The insights from the plan were reflected in President Buhari’s address at COP26 in Glasgow. There, he stated that Nigeria was looking for partners in innovation and finance at scale to enable a “stable transition” in energy markets and bottom-up transition pathways across energy markets, adaptation and resilience, nature-based solutions, clean cooking, gender, and green jobs.

The country has championed the cause for a just, equitable and inclusive energy transition in its role as Global Theme Champion on Energy Transition at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE). Nigeria has submitted an ambitious UN Energy Compact, which featured its immediate priorities to electrify 25 million people across 5 million homes and leverage natural gas resources to address access to clean cooking by 2027. This ambition is backed by an integrated energy planning tool launched earlier in 2022, which demonstrates how Nigeria will use geospatial data and modelling to identify the mix of technologies and spending required to achieve universal energy access.

Nigeria’s net-zero ambition still needs a lot of efforts.

Net zero is a target of completely negating the amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activity, which is to be achieved by reducing emissions and implementing methods of absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In other words, the carbon footprint of individuals in Nigeria needs to be drastically reduced. Carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, organization, or community.

According to reports by the United Nation, more than 50 percent of Nigerian communities still use firewood for cooking despite the health risks. This is inclusive of urban areas where firewood and charcoal cooking are used to save cost of cooking gas, especially when the food is in a large quantity. This shows that the Nigerian government still has a lot of work to do if it will achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2060.

COP26 is the world’s most significant summit on climate change.

COP26 is the most recent annual UN climate change conference hosted in the UK between November 1-12, 2021 in partnership with Italy. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. The summit was attended by the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was a treaty that came into force in 1994. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty to combat dangerous human interference with the climate system by stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Osinbajo to launch energy transition plan – FG to guide the country towards achieving universal access to energy by 2030. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

Launching the energy transition plan in Nigeria will be of great benefits to us. I pray this is achievable since we have cabals in the government who are bent on sabotaging most intended project for their selfish gains.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental convention that aims to counteract potentially catastrophic human interference with the climate system by maintaining stable quantities of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

Cooking with firewood and charcoal is common in metropolitan areas since it is more cost effective than using cooking gas, particularly when preparing a significant quantity of meals.

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

In spite of the health dangers, more than half of the communities in Nigeria continue to use firewood as a primary source of fuel for cooking. This practise must be discontinued.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

Because it has such a significant impact on Nigerian society, the country’s citizens’ collective carbon footprint must be significantly decreased.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

If the energy transition plan successful launched and sustained then this will be of great benefit to Nigeria. One major problem that Nigeria have is management problem. If implemented can it be sustained?

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental convention with the goal of preventing harmful human interference with the climate system and stabilising the amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

This highlights how Nigeria will utilise geographical data and modelling to determine the combination of technologies and investment that will be necessary to attain universal energy access.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

It is to the country’s credit that, in its capacity as Global Theme Champion on Energy Transition at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, it has taken the lead in advocating for an energy transition that is fair, egalitarian, and inclusive (HLDE)

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

An ambitious UN Energy Compact proposal from Nigeria outlined the country’s plans to provide electricity to 25 million people in 5 million households by 2027, as well as to use its natural gas resources to improve people’s access to clean cooking fuel.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

The implementation of this strategy demonstrates the country’s political leadership in the energy industry on a worldwide scale.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

In order to facilitate a “stable transition” in the energy markets and bottom-up transformation routes, Nigeria was searching for partners in innovation and financing at scale.

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

The energy transition initiative will be a very welcome development in Nigeria and Africa in Nigeria because it will have alot of advantages to the environment and the citizens in general

theApr
Member
1 month ago

We will greatly benefit from the Energy Transition Plan, which is a fantastic development. However, the federal government still has a lot of work to do if we’re serious about realizing the Net-Zero goal in the ensuing years.

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

This is a very good plan for the country, the fact that this plan of the energy transition is coming late. But it a welcome development for the country. Nice move Is in a job.

Ultra0711
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1 month ago

The Energy Transition Plan is a great development that will be much beneficial to us. But there is really much work for the federal government to do if we truly want to actualize the Net-Zero ambition in the coming years.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

This is a good innovative. The county is really going to benefit from the proposed. Also, i hope the proposed energy transitional project go as planned and structured.

Last edited 1 month ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

The Energy Transition Plan will also include the mapping out of plans for Nigeria to deliver sufficient energy to power industry as well as other beneficial purposes.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

This is a good future plan, the energy transition will do alot of positive thing if it goes as planned. The whole country will benefit from this plan if thing are done in the right place

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

Towards 2030, the government is trying to get the whole country become energy driven nation. I hope the energy transitional plan which will be launched by the vice president will do a lot of positivity to our economy.