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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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »CITES - United Nations - biodiversity - development - environment - negotiations - pollution
Foreword; C. Okidi. Introduction; B. Chaytor, K.R. Gray.
Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Africa.
Dryland Degradation Africa's Main Environmental Challenge; E. Corell. Reconciling Basel and Bamako: The Future of Hazardous Waste Management in Africa; B. Chaytor, M. Manek. CITES and the African Elephant; M. Kidd, M. Cowling. The United Nations Climate Change Regime and Africa; K. Gray, J. Gupta.
Natural Resources Sector Management in Africa.
Biotechnology and the Commercialisation of Biodiversity in Africa; R. Wynberg. Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria; K. Nnadozie. Policing Industrial Pollution in Nigeria; A. Ahmad. Tanzanian Forest Law; J. Lovett. Common Features and Trends of Fisheries Legislation in Africa; A. Tavares. Setting up Institutions to Manage Transboundary Natural Resources: Lake Kariba, a Case in Point; C. Machena.
Development of Law and Policy Instruments.
African Environmental Governance: Opportunities at the Regional, Subregional and National Levels; C. Bruch. The Evolution and Structure of Popular Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: The Case of Ghana; K. Kufuor. Legal and Regulatory Framework for Environmental Impact Assessment in African Countries; M. Bekhechi. The Use of Market Based Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development in Africa: A Case Study of the SADC Region; P.M. Susswein. Effectiveness of the Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Managing Tourism Development in the Seychelles; R. Payet.
List of Abbreviations. List of Conventions.