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Carbon capture and storage potential in Nigeria

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Climate action

Climate action


According to the World Bank, Nigeria emitted 96.3 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2014. Nigeria also has significant methane emissions that corresponded the global warming potential of 89.8 Mt CO2 (CO2e) in 2012.

CCS is a key technology for reducing emissions from large stationary emissions sources, such as coal- and gas-fired power plants, gas processing facilities, oil refineries, cement factories, hydrogen production, and iron and steel mills. The request addresses key elements that Nigeria needs to address in order to enable deployment of CCS at a scale necessary to meet mitigation objectives. 

Requested CTCN Response

  • Overview of stationary CO2 sources in Nigeria emitting more than 0.1 million tonnes per annum
  • Assessment of regulatory gaps for CCS
  • Gender responsive capacity building to raise awareness among governmental stakeholders of cost-effective pathways towards national implementation of CCS

Expected Results 

  • Assessment of CCS potential
  • Strengthened regulatory framework for CCS in Nigeria
  • Enhanced institutional capacity for implementation of CCS in Nigeria, and pathway to realize first projects


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