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How sustainable is Nigeria’s effort of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials: a review of the country’s anti-gas flaring legal and policy frameworks.

Mohammed, Jamilu; Moller, Leon

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Leon Moller



Abstract

Nigeria had recently signed a new legal framework with a primary goal of helping the country achieve its policy objective of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials by the year 2020 in line with its commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. It is against this background; the paper critically reviews the current legal and policy frameworks at tackling gas flaring and enhancing gas utilisation in line with wider sustainable development goals. The methodology adopted is doctrinal, involving a review of library-based literature, and critical analysis of laws and policies enacted for the treatment of gas flaring in Nigeria. The paper argues among others that the implementation of the anti-gas flaring existing laws and policies have not been successful due to ineffective enforcement strategies. The paper concludes that the new framework itself would not likely achieve its goal unless the country has effectively enforced the anti-gas flaring law and policy frameworks.

Citation

MOHAMMED, J. and MOLLER, L. 2020. How sustainable is Nigeria’s effort of ending gas flaring and unlocking gas potentials: a review of the country’s anti-gas flaring legal and policy frameworks. Presented at 5th International emerging research paradigms in business and social sciences conference 2020 (ERPBSS 2020), 14-16 January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 5th International emerging research paradigms in business and social sciences conference 2020 (ERPBSS 2020)
Start Date Jan 14, 2020
End Date Jan 16, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 5, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 5, 2020
Keywords Gas flaring; Nigeria; Development goals; Sustainable development; Climate change; National energy policy
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/910372

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