Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation Strategy in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

Okuwa Oluwakemi Bolaji


Discovery of renewable energy as an alternative means of generating power without depleting the ozone layer or doubling Co2 in the ecosphere is crucial in managing climate change risks. This study explains the awareness of the people in Ibadan metropolis about the adverse effect of climate change. 300 questionnaires were administered using random sampling technique in six communities drawn from four local governments out of nine in Ibadan metropolis in Oyo state. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square estimation technique were used to analyze the data. The result reveals that both urban and rural respondents have knowledge of climate change and renewable energy. Respondents’ knowledge about climate change highlighted teaching from school. Also, rural respondents are willing to pay for renewable energy as an adaptation strategy to minimize the effect of climate change caused by carbon emissions and environmental pollution. The study, therefore, concludes that renewable energy should be introduced as an alternative source of energy at a minimal cost.

Keywords: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Knowledge, Awareness, Carbon footprint, Adaptation.

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/69-05

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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