Africa should be exempted from zero-carbon emissions target’

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PUTTRU Technologies Limited has said Nigeria and other African countries should be exempted from the net-zero carbon emissions target of 2050. In a statement released by The digital energy platform it stated that ‘’ it had produced a discussion paper in response to the deliberations at the last climate change summit in Glasgow, in line with its mission of availing smart solutions to energy problems in the continent, while attracting the right financiers.

“With the fragile economies of African countries, like Nigeria at risk in the face of the transition towards net-zero carbon emission by 2050, one problem that has been bugging policymakers is how to balance the three arms of sustainability – economy, social and environment, while bridging the energy gaps for her ever-growing population,” it said.

The company therefore urged policymakers in the continent to embrace a pathway that would ensure a combination of both renewable and non-renewable options, while maintaining the required balance to ensure sustainability.

The lead author of the discussion paper and Founder of PUTTRU, Monica Maduekwe, said “PUTTRU’s COP26 discussion paper provides analysis as to why the widely-held option is not in the world’s best interest, as this option will aggravate existing issues relating to poverty, irregular migration, and insecurity, which overflows into Western countries.

– Punch

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