A Report on the Impact of Coal Mining and Coal Power Generation on Host Communities in Gombe State.
The laws, regulations and standards governing the execution of the project should facilitate the prevention,mitigation and remediation of any negative human rights impacts throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Nigeria, better known for its rich deposit of hydrocarbons is also endowed with some of the planet'sfinest minerals. When effectively harnessed, mining can potentially provide the economic backingNigeria needs for development, improve infrastructure, create employment and importantly –improve the standard of living in mining host communities.Mineral extraction however, comes at a cost to the environment, [...]
Coal is a form of fossil fuel commonly used to generate electricity and heat. It can also be liquefied to produce gas and diesel fuel. It is one of the most widely used forms of energy globally. While it is considered a valuable source of energy, it is produced at a high cost to the environment and its production process has been scientifically proven to be dangerous to human health in diverse ways. Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity and 39 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions which is largely responsible for the green gas emissions that are rapidly depleting the Earth's ozone layer and directly causing the increased warming of the earth - a phenomenon that threatens our collective existence on this planet. The question we must now ask ourselves is: Do the environmental effects of coal mining justify its continued use - especially when we have alternative, cleaner and renewable energy sources?