Environmental Law Research Institute (ELRI)

ELRI is a non-profit think tank for applied environmental research and an affiliate of Environment and Health in Communities of Africans (ENHICA) International Foundation Inc, an international development organization established in the United States. ELRI came into being create of awareness, protect environmental rights and chart the course for the development environmental law and policy in Nigeria and beyond. http://www.elri-ng.org/index.php

Library Articles

International Investment and the Environment

The presentation opens with a graph which introduces the four broad arms of globalization and then discusses the effect of it on the environment in Nigeria specifically. The growth of international investment is discussed next, referring to the increase of capital flows to other developing countries. Emerging trends in the last 25 years is handled in the next slide and the decline of ecosystems...

Nigeria's Democracy and the Crisis of Political Instability : An Audit of the Electrical System

"In this lecture, I have tried to look at Nigeria’s electoral system and the consequences on political stability. Unfortunately, I have only done this superficially for reasons which I believe are quite obvious to this very distinguished gathering. There are a number of other points that deserve mention, but my mandate as well as the need for me to be careful not to unduly take for granted...

Governance Structure for Groundwater Management in Lagos State : The Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Perspective

The purpose of the presentation was : 1) to provide understanding into the governance gaps in sustainable management of groundwater; 2) to identify the impact on, and what role policy, legal, regulatory and institutional structures can make in relation to these gaps; 3) to elaborate on the strategic themes necessary for Lagos State to establish more sustainable paths to groundwater management...

Strategies in the Prosecution of Environmental Cases

This presentation commences by defining as well as highlighting certain aspects of environmental law. The necessity of having environmental legislation is discussed and an overview is given of its history and the classification of environmental law into 3 categories. Following onto this, is a discussion on the ingredients of administrative regulation and the relevant policies and application of...

Eko Atlantic The Dream of a New Model City Struggling with Transparency, Good Governance and Negative Environmental Impacts

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Published: 2012
Lagos is one of the world's fastest growing cities, which offers hope for survival, income generation, employment and personal success not only to Nigerians from all over the country, but also to Africans from the West African region. It has been characterized by a burgeoning population of high poverty percentage, living in limited space that is threatened by sea level rise, ocean surge and...

Climate Change and Green Economy : Law as Driver of Change and Engine of Sustainability

This presentation on Climate Change starts off with an evolutionary perspective of how life on earth developed over millennia. The four main ecological phases are then described, followed by a definition of climate change. Greenhouse gases are discussed next and then a comparison is made between climate change and global warming. National governments must constantly and continuously reflect on a...

Capacity Building Workshop For Parliamentary Support Staff Of States And National Assembly (Water and Sanitation Group) Developing Legislative Agenda And Programmes For Waste Management And Water Development At The Federal, State And Local Level

Situated on the west coast of Africa, Nigeria has a population of about 167 million people. The country has been ranked as one of the twenty-five dirtiest countries in the world. Today most Nigerians still lack access to portable water, regardless of the fact that the country has been abundantly blessed with numerous water resources. These water resources can be divided into 8 hydrological areas...

Eko Atlantic Project - Opinion Papers

This document consists of several opinion papers on the Eko Atlantic project in Lagos, Nigeria. The first paper: "Brief description of the communities threatened by coastal erosion and displacement by Ako Amadi gives the background to the Eko Atlantic city and the communities threatened by this project due to coastal erosion, sea level rise and displacement. The next paper by Prof David...

Poverty and Environmental Degradation in the Lagos Metropolis

The environmental problems confronting the Lagos Metropolis is examined in this paper. The problems are both natural and man-made and can be grouped into physical, sociological and management. After describing the phenomena of poverty and environmental degradation, the paper examines the nature of prevalent environmental problems in the Lagos Metropolis and the causes and consequences. It was...

Global Warming and the Environment - A Challenge for Lawyers in Africa

This presentation was made at the African Regional Forum Session of the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Nigeria. Firstly a brief background is given to global warming and climate change. Then the following question is asked : Why is Global Warming a Problem? Due to the ecology of the planet consisting of a complex web of interdependent physical and biological systems; Human...

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