Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development.
- TIM WIRTH
Habiba hails from Maiduguri, a town in northeastern Nigeria. Although energy poverty was rife in her surroundings while growing up, her interest in the field only began during a school project in 2011. Now her journey to become a leader in the energy industry has taken her around the world.
Habiba is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. Her work focuses on the techno economic and sociopolitical implications of integrating negative emissions technologies into the broader energy system.
Fossil fuels have driven industrialisation and the development of modern civilisation. They now threaten to destroy our natural environment. Adaptation and mitigation of climate change, a consequence of fossil fuel use, however present social, political, technical and economic challenges. These podcasts highlight the interrelations between energy and society, and how we can expect them to change as they seek to overcome these challenges.
Energy drives the modern economy, hence maintaining a secure and reliable supply is crucial. Global warming however poses challenges to conventional energy sources, mainly fossil fuels. These free online courses will help you learn about different aspects of the energy industry and the specific challenges they face in a carbon-constrained world.
Bringing climate change into focus in Nigeria.
Nigeria's ignorance of the changing natural environment and dearth of sustainable infrastructure have left the country susceptible to the consequences of climate change. The Lagos floods of 2017 signal what may become frequent in an increasingly warmer world. The receding waters of the Lake Chad can no longer sustain the livelihoods of its indigenous populations, forcing farmers into disputed territory and creating new conflicts in a region already on the brink of instability.
The socioeconomic implications of climate change, if unmitigated, will be devastating. A global commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation was made in Paris in 2015. The increasing focus on development in a carbon-constrained world present new opportunities for Nigeria. Here's why.