Only ahmed and gidado 20 evaluated the potential of solar pv systems using the trnsys simulation environment and retscreen simulation tool to establish the. Environmental pollution and sustainable development in nigeria abah emmanuel ogbonna 1department of public administration. In nigeria, like most present day societies, various measures have been embarked upon with regards to environmental sustainability as an aspect of socioeconomic development. Disaster management is a strategy of achieving environmental sustainability. Issues in environmental management for sustainable. It is also defined as the process of people maintaining change in a homeostasis balanced environment, in which the. Prospects for achieving sustainable development through the. A cursory look at the poverty profile in nigeria showed that in 2004, nigerias relative poverty measurement stood at 54. Today, 60% to 70% of the nigerian population does not have access to electricity. In 2010, the academic advisory committee for the office of sustainability. In nigeria, wastes emanating from new technologies such as scrap computers, radios, televisions, refrigerators, hand phones and their batter. This article discusses the evolution of environmental legislation in nigeria. Deforestation has contributed adversely to environmental sustainability in nigeria. Journal of environmental sustainability rochester institute.
In pursuit of the policy objectives as enunciated, an overriding concern is to alleviate poverty and increase the per capita income of nigerians 6. See the aims and scope for a complete coverage of the journal. The clean energy bill this seeks to create a legislative framework to promote the rapid expansion of environmental engineering and improve its efficiency in the country. Originalarticle development and environmental sustainability in nigeria. Framework program for environmental protection states environmental protection agencies 1. Environmental sustainability and water to ensure we implement the nestle policy on environmental sustainability, we have robust governance and management systems, policies and standards in place. Environmental sustainability and development in nigeria. Conclusion and recommendations relentless efforts are required to address current environmental problems and steer nigeria towards sustainable development. The paper concludes with some recommendations that environmental courses, clubs, training and retraining of teachers, networking with ngos on environmental education for sustainability should be implemented.
This work is aimed at looking critically on environmental. Environmental pollution and sustainable development in nigeria. Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the niger delta. Progress so far, challenges and prospects the millennium development goal declaration was adopted by 147 heads of states in september 2000. Assessment of sustainability reporting in nigerian.
Prospects for achieving sustainable development through. Hence, the mdgs environmental education and the challenges of sustainable development in nigeria sunday d. And, it proposes a guidedog approach of journalism to environmental issues, problems and challenges for national development. The awareness imperative volume 32 vols 32 issue foluke ogunleye. Pdf deforestation, food security and environmental. Media on environmental sustainability activities of oil and gas multinationals in nigeria this article explores the role of communication in shaping corporate social responsibility csr policies, addressing stakeholders criticisms of the multinationals sustainability commitment and in building intangible assets like corporate reputation. This study examines the types, spatial distribution, causes and consequences of environmental challenges in nigeria. Pdf environmental sustainability and sustainable development. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist. But people using the term environmental sustainability can specify or elaborate the term further. Based on the research done on this paper, less research had been done within nigeria using retscreen to assess the sustainability of a solar pv system in some major cities of the country. By pius adeniyi phd,federal ministry of environment, department of forestry,ado ekiti, ekiti state. Role of geospatial technology in environmental sustainability in nigeria an overview fig working week 20 environment for sustainability abuja, nigeria, 610 may, 20 212 role of geospatial technology in environmental sustainability in nigeria an overview njike chigbu and daniel onukaogu, nigeria 1. A landlocked country in west africa, it is plagued by drought.
Environmental health officers registration council of nigeria. This study concludes by making recommendations concerning target audience, program content, and the demo. Comparative study of environmental sustainability in. The unep environmental assessment of ogoniland shell nigeria. Role of geospatial technology in environmental sustainability. This paper has highlighted the contributions of forestry to environmental sustainability, trend of forest resources utilization and its present status in nigeria with a view to recommending strategies that will yield a common goal of. Nigeria was a signatory to agenda 21 in 1992 and has been introducing policies in its systems which include laws that serve the three. Examining environmental policies and laws in nigeria. This writer had the opportunity to witness firsthand both the destitution and the unexplored promise that characterize nigers state. Environmental education and sustainable development in. Consequently, the country has developed strategies and. The member countries were expected to domesticate the global agenda based on the peculiar situation in each country. This is no doubt not unconnected with the recognition of the role of the environment in facilitating optimal social functioning and therefore, the need to protect it not just for the present but for the future as well. Environmental policy and its enforcement in nigeria.
Such adverse effects include damages to the natural environment from soil erosion, loss of wildlife and increased desertification akanbami, 2003. Assessment of sustainability reporting in nigerian industrial. The term sustainable development has become a shibboleth of governments and industries, to present a respectful image to a society that is becoming even more strident. Human security and sustainable development all over the world hinges on successful environmental sustainability. Sustainability is the ability of a system to exist constantly at a cost, in a universe that evolves towards thermodynamic equilibrium, the state with maximum entropy. Access to clean modern energy services is an enormous challenge facing the african continent because energy is fundamental for socioeconomic development and poverty eradication. Department of economics, federal university, kashere, gombe state. There is no doubt that the present power crisis afflicting nigeria will persist unless the government diversifies the energy. Nigerian institute of social and economic research, ibadan, nigeria. A preferred definition of environmental sustainability environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain things or qualities that are valued in the physical environment 2. There is no doubt that the present power crisis afflicting nigeria will persist unless the government diversifies the energy sources in.
Yet in many developing nations, nigeria among them, environmental education and awareness campaigns remain something regarded as unnecessary. Department of economics, federal university, kashere, gombe state, nigeria 3. School of economics, huazhong university of science and technology, wuhan, china 2. Environmental sustainability, development, governance. To achieve sustainability, national environmental education strategies. Environmental reporting in the oil and gas industry in nigeria 2 international journal of research in business studies and management v3 i11 november 2016 required to be done in their accounting reporting kpmg, 2007. The environmental challenges in nigeria can be classified. One of the few statues in nigeria, which attempts to define waste, is the lagos state environmental sanitation edict 1985, there in section 32, waste is defined as follow. Pdf development and environmental sustainability in nigeria. Green growth and environmental sustainability in nigeria article pdf available in international journal of energy economics and policy 74. Environmental pollution and sustainable development in nigeria abah emmanuel ogbonna. This is no doubt not unconnected with the recognition of the role of the environment in facilitating optimal social functioning and therefore, the need to protect it not. This requires development planning, transparency and accountability in natural resources management, communitybased natural resources management, poverty reduction, as well as protection of human.
Challenges of sustainable environmental management in nigeria. Policy imperative and corporate opportunity p a g e 3 u. Research paper foreign direct investment and environmental. Role of geospatial technology in environmental sustainability in nigeriaan overview fig working week 20 environment for sustainability abuja, nigeria, 610 may, 20 212 role of geospatial technology in environmental sustainability in nigeriaan overview njike chigbu and daniel onukaogu, nigeria 1. Environmental issues such as climate change, land degradation, air and water pollution have become of major concern all over the world. Square ols method to analyze the impact of foreign direct investment on environmental sustainability in nigeria. Environmental sustainability and sustainable development issues in the niger delta region of nigeria. Nigeria sustainable development the united nations.
Ehorecon environmental health officers registration council of nigeria fao food and agriculture organization of the united nations fct federal capital territory. Environmental sustainability, national development, nigeria, mass media introduction. The effects of social media on environmental sustainability. The paper notes that the undemocratic and corrupt nature of the nigerian state have rendered impotent the environmental policy and as a consequence, the achievement of sustainable development seems to be a mirage. European journal of sustainable development 2014, 3, 1, 3346 issn. Environmental sustainability and sustainable development issues in the niger delta region of nigeria article pdf available january 2008 with 8,866 reads how we measure reads.
This dichotomy is reflected by severe environmental problems including crude oil devastation of the. Examining environmental policies and laws in nigeria 169 management of environment. According to kpmg 2005 report, this has led to calls by academics, practicing lawyers and human rights and environmental activists for. For sustainability to remain a relevant, useful tool, it is important that it adapt to the local context. To this end, the government should put in place laws and policies for effectiveness of. Statement of the problem the issues bordering on sustainable development are unending owing to heartfelt yearnings for ages to acquaint ourselves with the goal of sustainable economy. The mdgs also identify the need for international cooperation in tackling the challenges of sustainable development. Comparative study of environmental sustainability in building. Like many developing countries, nigeria has struggled to maintain a balance between its economic development and the sustainability of its environmental resources. Data were collected on co 2 emissions proxying environmental degradation, fdi, gross domestic product gdp, and population covering the period 1986 to 2015. The awareness imperative 43 and whether government or private media are most central to spreading information about the environment. Environmental reporting in the oil and gas industry in nigeria. Green audit and environmental sustainability in nigeria.
This is the simplest and most fundamental way to express the concept. The paper examines the impact of the nature and character of the nigerian state and its environmental policy on the achievement of sustainable development in nigeria. Afp photodon emmert in september this year, under a relatively quiet banner, the sustainable development goals. As michael porter has argued, it is just this sort of. Ensuring sustainable water supply in lagos, nigeria abstract lagos, the fastest growing city in africa is currently facing a water management crisis. Competitiveness project performance and production efficiency not just in the united states, but also in china and other countries from which walmart sources goods. However, in an earlier study 16 assessed the impact of environmental accounting and reporting on sustainability development in nigeria. Comparative study of environmental sustainability in building construction in nigeria and malaysia alabi afees abolore department of estate management, university of lagos, akokayaba, lagos. Evidence from nigeria joshua sunday riti1 ali madina dankumo 2 happy daniel gubak 3 1. The aim of the journal of environmental sustainability is to serve as a bridge between academic and practitioner communities and guide policy and management practice to achieve environmental sustainability. Nov 26, 2015 president of nigeria muhammadu buhari. The forest region of nigeriaespecially the southwestern agrarian, and other nonfarming communities have witnessed ruthless deforestation either for urbanization or other consumerist purposes, since the past few decades. Due to poor planning, lack of adequate infrastructure, insufficient funds, and a poor governance and regulatory framework, there is.
Validating the technoeconomic and environmental sustainability of solar pv technology in nigeria using retscreen experts to assess its viability. The paper notes that sustainable environmental management is far from being achieved in nigeria and that the activities of man still degrade the environment. Though consistently ranking near the bottom of the uns human development index, niger is forecasted to have one of the fastest growing economies in 2012. Therefore, a sustainability analysis entails revelation of the sustainability performance of an organizational set up. Deforestation, food security and environmental sustainability. A major paper submitted to the faculty of environmental studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master in environmental studies, york university toronto ontario, canada. Environmental education and sustainable development in nigeria. They further argue that environmental audit provide information which can be used in the control of environmental practices and in assessing compliance with. The report was commissioned by and delivered to the federal government of nigeria. Issues in environmental management for sustainable development. The awareness imperative 45 mass media to combine information about environmental conflict or crisis with the suggestion of possible actions or activities that will bring ecoawarness to the public at large. The member countries were expected to domesticate the global agenda based on. In nigeria, environmental degradation through the indiscriminate disposal of domestic, agricultural and industrial waste without considering the health and environmental implications is alarming.
Green growth and environmental sustainability in nigeria zbw. Wonah department of political and administrative studies, faculty of social sciences, university of port harcourt. Strategies for achieving sustainable development in. Ualbertas sustainability plan sustainability at the university of alberta the definition of sustainability is broad, and the world is a big, diverse places. Sustainability is never an option but a must, for national development. The strategies have been designed to promote sustainable and adequate levels of funding and focus on integrated human development programs, including income generation, increased local control of resources, strengthening of. The forest region of nigeria especially the southwestern agrarian, and other nonfarming communities have witnessed ruthless deforestation either for urbanization or other consumerist purposes, since the past few decades. Generally, this paper submits that efficient investment in green growth technologies and policies in nigeria will assist to ensure a sustainable environment. In nigeria, an increased level of consciousness is observable with regard to the complex relationship that exists between development and the quality of the environment. The united nations environment programme unep released its environmental assessment of ogoniland in august 2011.1659 1635 1463 330 1611 584 384 1527 72 481 1006 489 1597 1537 685 384 1479 1604 454 791 1117 168 1419 415 589 1029 240 25 1487 546 553 141 1003 33 1462 531 283 770 46 462 883 253 1222 393 850 212 251 1369 364