Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Nigeria
This factsheet provides information on 2014 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Nigeria. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Nigeria’s total GHG emissions in 2014 were 492.44 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 1.01 percent of global GHG emissions. In Nigeria, 38.2 percent of GHG emissions came from the land-use change and forestry sector, followed by the energy, waste, agriculture and the industrial processes sector which contributed 32.6 percent, 14.0, 13.0 percent and 2.1 percent respectively to GHG emissions.
According to WRI CAIT data, Nigeria’s GHG emissions increased by 25% (98.22 MtCO2e) from 1990 to 2014. The average annual change in total emissions was 1%.
In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Nigeria pledged to unconditionally reduce GHG emissions by 20% by 2030, compared to business as usual (BAU) emission levels. It aims to achieve this goal by improving energy efficiency by 20%, providing 13 GW of renewable electricity to rural communities that are currently not connected to the electric power grid, and by ending the flaring of gas.
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