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Legal framework on clean and renewable energy towards sustainable environment in Nigeria

Maureen Ngozi Agbasi


Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to potential long term impacts on the environment with health challenges on humans. The objective of this paper is to seek ways to mitigate the impact of carbon dioxide on the environment 1 by resorting to non-fossil sources of energy, which include renewable energy and other forms of clean energy. There is need to sensitize industries and homes to burn less fossil to improve their clean energy ratings.2 Nigeria as a country has to encourage the influx of new technology in the area of clean and renewable energy infrastructure. It is recommended that a trans-boundary solution is required3 through the use of international law to harmonise global reduction in rate of emissions. 4

Keywords: Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Environment