This paper provides a broad overview of the state of low-carbon development in Nigeria and its relevance to the ‘access to energy’ agenda. The paper identifies key elements of climate compatible development, enabling policies, emerging investments, existing local level implementation efforts, and the role of international partnerships. It offers insights into how the low-carbon development agenda can help to promote access to energy for poor and isolated communities in Nigeria.
At the same time the paper argues that the low-carbon agenda alone will not transform Nigeria’s energy sector for climate adaptation and mitigation, or to support pro-poor development. More traditional economic incentives are required to attract investments into the sector, to enforce efficiency measures, establish sustainable tariff practices, demonstrate the feasibility~of renewable energy technologies, and ensure responsible use of energy resources.
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This project was financed by the European Union.