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Nigeria, 117 countries pledge to support clean energy adoption


Nigeria has joined 117 other countries of the world in a pledge to shift the attainment of renewable energy adoption.

The announcement was made on Saturday at the ongoing United Nations’ two-week climate summit, COP28 in Dubai.

According to reports, the move was for the countries to “triple efforts” to bolster clean energy and to wean themselves off fossil fuels by 2030.

The date initially set for 2050 for the UN, and 2060 for Nigeria, has been brought forward to 2030.

Former president Muhammadu Buhari had in 2020 pledged to end exploration by 2060- ten years behind the UN’s 2050 projection.

A “triple effort” meant President Bola Tinubu’s administration would be drawn down on efforts to make sure the country’s adoption of renewable energies increases from the current level.

Africa has received just 2 percent of global investments in renewable energy over the last two decades, the International Renewable Energy Agency said.

The development comes on the heels of calls by the Organisation of the Exporting Countries, and the African Petroleum Producers Organization to allow ample time for oil and gas-rich countries to fully utilize their resources for the development of their economies.

President Tinubu along other ministers and officers in the oil and gas sector had last week Wednesday, jetted to Dubai for the COP28 summit.

The UN had been at the fore of conversing for decarbonization of the energy sector, ending global warming and gas emissions for renewable sources- this included expansion of nuclear power, cutting methane emissions and ending private finance for coal power.



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