Sustaining the Environment and Reducing Poverty in Nigeria: Which Comes First?
International Journal of Development Studies - Concepts for Further Development, 4(1), 53-60
9 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 10, 2007
Which of these two developmental strategies should a country adopt first in a bid to improve the material lives of its citizenry; utilizing the renewable natural Resources (RNRs) to the point of creating employment pportunities aimed at reducing poverty for the present generation or creating employment opportunities to sidetrack poverty with a view to deterring the over-utilization of Renewable Natural Resources (RNRs)? This paper appreciates the link between poverty reduction and environmental sustainability and concludes that development demands an effective integration of these two strategies with a possibility of merging both into a single institution.
Keywords: development, environment, poverty, renewable natural resources, sustainability
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