|Abstract: ||Owing to the immediate nature of global warming, some countries like those in the EU indicate that up to 30% of their mitigation strategy for 2050 should be CCS technology based. The need to diversify and use different approaches within climate change mitigation mix cannot be overstated; hence technologies that contribute to the overall mitigation strategy must be in tandem as each has a role to play. Contingent on this therefore, is the need to consider different but equally important factors along with the technologies being used, their strategic locations and other resources needed to bring about the climate change mitigation.
To this end, it is expedient that the search for the appropriate jurisdictions with adequate regulatory and correct geological profiles should not be undermined by restricting advanced technological climate change mitigation strategies to developed or economically/technologically advanced countries. The spread to include nations hitherto not economically or technologically advanced but have the potential and capacity either in terms of geology, or proximity to carbon emission sources or other viable resources should be encouraged due to the urgency needed to abate climate change effects nationally and globally. Suffice to say, such jurisdictions need to develop the right regulatory and policy frameworks in order to be fit for purpose.
The uniqueness of this thesis underscores these observations by research into different risk indicators and strategies such as risk assessment and management, exploring the potential CCS-CDM linkage using regulatory/legal and risk indicators, identifying and analysing the regulatory, legal elements and the geological profiling vis-à-vis analogous operations in the implementation of CCS under CDM Kyoto Protocol in a Non Annex 1 country using Nigeria as a case study country; and finally point to tentative means of linking CCS and CDM.|