Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom in Comparison with Sustainable Development in Nigeria:The Energy Perspective
This is a comparative study between sustainable development in the United Kingdom and sustainable development in Nigeria from the energy perspective. The study attempts to identify gaps that may exist between both Economies. The research assumes the United Kingdom might be on the right path towards sustainable development and uses it as a template to measure sustainable development in Nigeria. The main objective of this study is to find out the contribution or response of Nigeria, to climate change, environmental degradation and energy resource depletion and present possible recommendations. Another objective of the study is to understand the progress of sustainable development in the UK. The study relied on primary data therefore a survey was administered to obtain information from both countries to determine their level of sustainable development. The study also relied on descriptive analysis to give insight on the differences between both countries. Statistical techniques such as t – test and correlation analysis was also used to identify differences and possible relationships that may exist between some sustainable development variables, such as the level of energy development in both countries. The results showed that Nigeria had no significant contribution to sustainable development. Also the United Kingdom was observed to have steady progress in sustainable development, however with room for improvement. The study concludes that the UK has a higher level of sustainable development than Nigeria, and gaps for the improvement of sustainable development in Nigeria were identified.
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