Ways to Reduce Green House Gases


Greenhouse gas emission reductions can be achieved using a combination of techniques, technologies, and other measures including:

• use of low- or no-carbon energy sources,
• increased energy saving and efficiency of energy use,
• carbon capture and storage and extension of carbon sinks,
• low carbon lifestyles and consumption choices.

Newly developed and currently available low or no-carbon energy sources and techniques include renewables (solar power, wind power,geothermal power, hydro, tidal and ocean energy), biofuels and biomass, fuel switching (i.e. from coal to natural gas), and, more controversially, nuclear power.

Energy efficiency techniques and technologies – These include, among others, insulation and energy-saving lighting, heating and cooling design in buildings; improving transport fuel efficiency;shifts in goods and personal transport from road to rail; waste incineration and landfill methane capture with energy recovery; and heat/power recovery in industry.

Carbon capture and storage seek to trap emissions at their source before they climb in the atmosphere to the elevation where they do harm and keep them permanently locked away – e.g. Maintaining the existing stock of 10% forests available, and improving the management of our forest reserves, and tree planting as a way of life.

The main driver of greenhouse gas emissions is human consumption, which is why we advice on Sustainable Lifestyles – Lifestyle changes and low carbon consumption choices like buying local goods,planting trees, eating less meat, eating organic foods and using public or non-motorized transport are all practical ways for individuals to take action on GHG emission mitigation, and as it applies to Nigeria – economically, it pays over 80% Nigerians!  

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