Climate Change and Multinationals in Nigeria: A Case for Climate Justice
|Ekhator, E. and Okumagba, E.O.
|Bouwer, K., Etemire, U., Field, T. and Jegede, A. O.
In Nigeria, many of its citizens are quite vulnerable to the vagaries or negative impacts of climate change. This has been exacerbated by a plethora of factors not limited to poverty, the activities of multinational companies (MNCs) and endemic environmental injustice issues in many parts of the country especially the Niger Delta region (wherein the oil and gas industry is located). Arguably, the impacts of climate change will have negative consequences on Nigerians (especially in the Niger Delta). This chapter relies on climate justice as its analytical lens. Climate justice which is an offshoot of the environmental justice paradigm can be used to improve access to justice and protect climate change victims in Nigeria. The chapter also highlights some of the recent reforms or initiatives by the Nigerian government in improving climate justice in the country. This chapter discusses the potential of climate change litigation in Nigeria as one of the strategies that can be used in ventilating climate justice issues in the country. In concluding, this chapter proffers some recommendations on how climate litigation can be a tool for protecting the victims of climate change in Nigeria.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an extract/chapter published in Climate Litigation and Justice in Africa. Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/climate-litigation-and-justice-...
|Climate Justice; Climate Change; Multinational Companies; Global South
|Climate Litigation and Justice in Africa
|University of Bristol University Press
|Place of publication
|Bristol Studies in Law and Social Justice
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File Access Level
|25 Jan 2024
|Publication process dates
|10 Aug 2023
|18 Sep 2023
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