Can the low-carbon development agenda increase energy access for the poor in Nigeria?

iceedg03518The Nigerian economy depends on fossil fuel extraction and export, yet 60 per cent of its people live without access to electricity or modern cooking fuels. Can a shift to a lower-carbon economy help to increase energy access and reduce poverty? Nigeria’s low carbon policy framework is evolving in response to international obligations and incentives, and the need to develop more options for power generation. As signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, Nigeria has made international commitments to promoting low-carbon development.