International Environmental Law and Policy in Africa

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B. Chaytor, K.R. Gray
Springer Science & Business Media, 2003 M06 30 - 362 pages
C.O.OKIDl1 I welcome the opportunity to prepare a Foreword to the book on Environmental Policy and Law in Africa, edited by Kevin R. Gray and Beatrice Chaytor. It is a pleasure to do that because the book is a contribution to the cause of capacity building for development and implementation of environmental law in Africa, a goal towards which I have had an undivided focus over the last two decades. There is still some belief in and outside Africa that for developing countries in general, and Africa in particular, development and implementation of environmental law is not a priority. This belief prevails strongly in many quarters of the industrialised countries. In fact, the view is held either out of blatant ignorance or by some renegade industrialists who fail to appreciate Michael Royston's 1979 thesis that Pollution Prevention Pays.2 That group, for obvious reasons, must have their correspondent counterparts in Africa to provide hope that industries rejected as derelict in the West or inoperable due to rigorous environmental regulation, can find homes to which they can escape and dump their polluting industries.

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Contents

International activities from the 1970s to the 1990s and the future of The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
1
THE FUTURE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA
31
CITES AND THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT
49
THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE REGIME AND AFRICA
65
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE COMMERCIALISATION OF BIODIVERSITY IN AFRICA
83
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA
103
POLICING INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION IN NIGERIA
131
TANZANIAN FOREST LAW
151
LAKE KARIBA A CASE IN POINT
203
Opportunities at the Regional Subregional and National Levels
217
THE CASE OF GHANA
251
LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES
267
A CASE STUDY OF THE SADC REGION
297
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS IN MANAGING TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE SEYC...
327
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
351
LIST OF CONVENTIONS TREATIES
357

COMMON FEATURES AND TRENDS OF FISHERIES LEGISLATION IN AFRICA
181

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