Development of Framework for The Adoption of LPG as Low Carbon Alternative to Firewood & Kerosene
The World Bank through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) sought to develop a holistic framework, for the adoption of environmentally sustainable Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for national economic development, as an alternative for the eventual replacement of firewood & kerosene as domestic cooking fuel across the country; in order to reduce deforestation, curb desertification, health risks and other environmental disasters through gas flaring. The purpose of this framework was to assess possible infrastructure value-chain installations, estimated cost and detailed economic impact of different options. In addition, the study will recommend financing options and identify potential investors in the various development stages of the value chain implementation.
Provided services included the following:
⦁ Assess possible infrastructure value-chain installations, estimated cost and detailed economic impact of different options.
⦁ Conduct economic and financial evaluations.
⦁ Carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on the selected sites.
⦁ Develop a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP), which will include remediation, monitoring and decommissioning/abandonment plans.
⦁ Prepare an Environment and Social Management framework for this type of LPG installations, including guidance on land compensation, environmental impacts from construction and operations.
⦁ Design, develop, and implement a workable stakeholder engagement framework
⦁ Develop investment plan analyzing stakeholders and community acceptance, value-chain, economic development, demand and market sizing, customer profiling, return on investment, costs and revenues trajectory, running and recovery costs, distribution channels, risks, and profitability and performance analysis