At the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Nigeria committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2060. The country will have to move from conventional fossil fuels to alternative renewable energy sources like wind and solar to reach this goal. As part of the country’s dedication to the COP26 agreement, Nigeria enacted the Climate Change Act in 2021 to provide a functional framework for mainstream climate change management at a national level.

On August 24, 2022, the Nigerian FGN launched its Energy Transition Plan (ETP), designed to simultaneously tackle the challenges of energy poverty and the climate change crisis.

To learn more about the impact of the ETP, climate change, and energy poverty crisis.