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Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: A Case of Manufacturing Companies in Ota, Nigeria

Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Oluwatobi, Stephen and Babajide, A. A and Adeleye, Bosede Ngozi and Agboola, Mayowa G. (2021) Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: A Case of Manufacturing Companies in Ota, Nigeria. In: 4th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2021, Online.

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Carbon emissions (C02) from manufacturing companies contribute significantly to the volume of atmospheric Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) that trigger climate change. Mitigating climate change has become necessary because of the effects it has on social, economic and environmental outcomes. The minutest action taken against climate change can reduce its devastating impacts. Hence, this study assesses the strategies used by manufacturing companies in mitigating climate change. The study location is Ota, Nigeria. In this paper, a quantitative research approach was adopted with questionnaires distributed to participants at a climate change workshop, which is analysed using statistical techniques. The results show, among others, that all the respondents are aware of climate change and the most common source of climate change knowledge is the mass media. Moreover, most of the respondents describe climate change as a rise in global temperatures. Waste reduction, waste recycling, and waste reuse are the most common climate change mitigation strategies adopted by the manufacturing companies. Other mitigation strategies include: use of energy-saving bulbs in offices and factories and switching off electrical appliances when not in use. Although the findings indicate that the manufacturing companies are taking some steps to mitigate climate change, a lot still has to be done in reducing carbon emission levels, particularly during the manufacturing process. It is also essential that manufacturers use renewable energy sources as alternative power instead of diesel generators so that the volume of atmospheric carbon in the region can be reduced considerably. The role of government in driving emission reduction is also emphasised. The study provides baseline data that can be used in the development and implementation of policies on regional climate change mitigation strategies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: global warming, sustainable manufacturing, renewable energy, sustainability, sustainable development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 11:29
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 11:29

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