National Energy Policy and Gas Flaring In Nigeria

Nii Nelson


Gas flaring is a global environmental concern due to the negative effects it has on humans, the environment and the economy. The magnitude of the problem of gas flaring is dehumanising especially in Nigeria. The earth is a single system and hence any event anywhere affects the whole system. With global climatic conditions constantly changing in recent times, gas flaring in Nigeria can no longer be treated as a local phenomenon because of its global implications and consequences. It is against this background that this research is conducted, to safeguard the present and secure the future. This article critically analyse and evaluate the National Energy Policy 2003 as a legislative Instrument in tackling gas flaring in Nigeria. It also provides an overview of the effectiveness of the National Energy Policy 2003 in contributing to wider sustainable development goals.

Keywords: Gas flaring, sustainable development, Nigeria

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