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Environmental Problems of Industrialization and Sustainable Development in Nigeria - A Review
Confluence Journal of Environmental Studies (2011)
  • Adejoh Iyaji
Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to examine the impact of the quest for industrialization on the environment in Nigeria; others include, the identification of the objectives of sustainable development as well as making recommendations that will lead to the much needed sustainable environment both for the present generation and generations yet unborn. The researcher relied principally on secondary sources of data for this paper which is theoretical in approach. Findings revealed the emergence of a host of environmental problems such as air pollution, deforestation, desertification, solid and hazardous waste problems in the wake of the quest for industrialization. The writer recommends the adoption of market based approaches to environmental protection; good regulatory policies; adoption of trade policy in relation to environment and a host of other measures to ensure environmental sustainability in Nigeria.

Keywords
  • Sustainable development,
  • degradation,
  • waste,
  • industry,
  • environment
Publication Date
February 9, 2011
Citation Information
Adejoh Iyaji. "Environmental Problems of Industrialization and Sustainable Development in Nigeria - A Review" Confluence Journal of Environmental Studies Vol. 6 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cjes_kogistateuniversity/9/