Implications of Environmental Dynamics for Sustainable Environment and Resources Management Futures in the Niger Delta

by O. Ojo, Univ of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria,
L. F. Awosika, Univ of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria,
A. C. Ibe, Univ of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Western Africa


The paper examines the implications of environmental dynamics for environmental sustainability and resources management futures. The paper first discusses the concept and characteristics of environmental systems and with particular reference to causal of the dynamics. The paper then discusses the human impacts on environmental dynamics with particular reference to the development of petroleum industry, devegetation or deforestation and constructional activities. The paper also discusses the various efforts which have been made to reduce or if possible prevent the adverse consequences of environmental dynamics for the purpose of sustainable environment and suggest possible response measures for improve environmental conditions and sustainable quality of life within the rapidly changing economy, political organizations and structures in Nigeria.

Subject Headings: Sustainable development | Resource management | Developing countries | Structural dynamics | Personnel management | Human and behavioral factors | Petroleum | Non-renewable energy | Africa | Niger | Nigeria

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