Climate Change and Multinationals in Nigeria: A Case for Climate Justice

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Ekhator, E. and Okumagba, E.O. 2024. Climate Change and Multinationals in Nigeria: A Case for Climate Justice. in: Bouwer, K., Etemire, U., Field, T. and Jegede, A. O. (ed.) Climate Litigation and Justice in Africa Bristol University of Bristol University Press. pp. 1-28
AuthorsEkhator, E. and Okumagba, E.O.
EditorsBouwer, K., Etemire, U., Field, T. and Jegede, A. O.
Abstract

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-...

KeywordsClimate Justice; Climate Change; Multinational Companies; Global South
Page range1-28
Year2024
Book titleClimate Litigation and Justice in Africa
PublisherUniversity of Bristol University Press
Place of publicationBristol
SeriesBristol Studies in Law and Social Justice
ISBN9781529228953
Web address (URL)https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/climate-litigation-and-justice-in-africa
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Deposited18 Sep 2023
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