Antropogenic Environmental Degradation in the USA and Nigeria
Tonye Tony Oki
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
May 3, 2006
Anthropogenic Environmental Degradation describes environmental degradation caused by effects or processes derived from human activities, as opposed to effects or processes that occur in the natural environment without human influences.
There are a plethora of laws and regulations both, local and international, regulating activities on the environment in general, most of them putting the burden of compliance on either the Nation States or Industries. There really is not much in place in relation to civil remedies; and the procedures for obtaining remedies, where available, are usually time consuming, expensive and a harrowing experience.
Using Nigeria and the United States, the aim of this paper is to consider the access to; and the availability of legal remedies to victims of anthropogenic environmental degradation; and to show that a better access to civil remedies, directly affects corporate environmental responsibility.
Structure of Paper: This paper is divided into four broad parts - 1. Introduction; 2. Environmental Legislations in USA and Nigeria; 3. Availability and Access to Remedies; 4. Conclusion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: Tonye Oki, Comparative Environmental Law, Nigeria, Environmental Degradation, Environmental Regulations in Nigeria, Environmental Legislations, Antropogenic Degradation, Environmental Law
JEL Classification: K32, N57, Q24, Q28, K40, K13, Q38working papers series
Date posted: October 26, 2010
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