SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Alternative energy sources conquer the place of coal, oil and gas, in the cities the car loses its prestige, global environmental technologies are booming. Technological innovations and a changed, sustainable lifestyle go hand in hand. The course is set, but we have to hurry to win the race against the ecological crisis.

What is the actual cost of generating one megawatt of electricity besides the cost incurred by investors? This study examines other external costs associated with generating electricity from different energy sources. If these external costs are included, the true cost of each energy source emerges, with coal as the most costly energy source followed by solar PV.

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COAL ATLAS NIGERIA: FACTS AND FIGURES ON A FOSSIL FUEL

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How much coal should Nigeria burn to increase electricity supplies for the country? Is coal economically viable, and what health hazards does it bring to Nigerians? The Nigeria Coal Atlas has relevant facts & figures from domestic and international sources

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Agenda for Sustainable Economic Transformation in Nigeria

Policy Brief

This policy brief examines the pre-existing Nigerian economic vulnerabilities, evaluates the government’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to achieving a green and more-diversified economy, and develops a new agenda and strategies for sustainable growth and economic transformation.

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Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery

Report

The Project Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery was conceived in the summer of 2020 to advance innovative solutions to address the sovereign debt crisis that many countries in the Global South are facing at a time when social progress is under threat and urgent climate action is needed.

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Time for a "Detox" in Agriculture

As Nigeria pushes its agricultural sector towards more efficient production and a greater role in the country’s economic diversification strategies, this study surveys the pesticides that are currently in use, their effects on humans and the environment, and how policy influences pesticide use.

AGRIFOOD ATLAS

Industrial agriculture is responsible for both colossal environmental and climate damage as well as global injustice. It is high time for a socially and politically oriented regulation of the agrifood industry. We hope that this atlas will stimulate a broad-based social debate on this vital topic.

Marshall Plan for Nigeria NESG Report

How should the ‘Giant of Africa’ develop, and what role should the ‘Power House of Europe’ play in this development, if any? It is in the search for practical approaches to a development that has the majority citizens as its centre that the Nigeria Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation commissioned this paper. This paper is meant to spell out the private sector view on people-oriented development, and it was developed in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG, as the main private sector platform of Nigeria.

Bitumen in Nigeria

Nigeria has the 6th largest reserves globally of bitumen, also known as oil sands or tar sands. It is used in road construction, but can also be processed into oil. International researcher Christina Milos draws lessons from the Canadian experience, comparing with field findings from Ogun State and adding analysis of Nigerian government policies in order to assess the true cost of extracting bitumen from the ground.

Coal Atlas Nigeria: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

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.