Coal Atlas Nigeria: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

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Dec 7, 2015
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Coal Atlas Nigeria contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.

Table of contents

Imprint - Page 2

Introduction - Page 7

12 Brief Lessons About Coal And The World - Page 8

History of Coal In Nigeria - Page 10

Climate Change: A 2 Degrees Warmer Nigeria - Pages 13, 21, 55

Geology And Geography: Subterranean Forests - Page 14

Greenhouse Gases: Spoiling The Climate - Page 14

Human Rights: Not What We Expected - Page 18

Nature: A Contaminated Future - Page 22

Health: Fine Dust, Fat Price - Page 24

Labour: Dirty Jobs In A Dirty Industry - Page 26

Interview: People vs Power - Page 28

Subsidies: Hidden Payments, Unpaid Bills - Page 30

Profitability: Deflating The Carbon Bubble - Page 32

Carbon Capture And Storage: Problems At Depth - Page 34

The Energy Transition: Turning From Burning - Powering Up Renewables - Page 36

Low Carbon Power: Renewables On The Rise In Nigeria - Page 38

China: Black Fuel, In The Red - Page 42

India: Rich Coal But Poor In Energy - Page 44

Germany: A Turnaround Yet To Turn - Page 46

Emmisions Trading: Strong Players, Feeble Instruments - Page 48

Lobbying: Paid To Prevent Progress - Page 50

Protests: A Broad Alliance With Staying Power - Page 52

Business: Invest Or Divest? - Pondering Of An African Investor - Page 54

Authors And Sources For Data And Graphics - Page 56



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