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 and the like in the process. In the following slide a graph is presented, which explains the fundamentals of inefficient use of natural resources. The following point of discussion is the global environmental crisis, which resulted in the growth of environmental laws. The transition to environmental sustainability in developing countries is discussed briefly following with a conclusion in the presentation stating that international investment can bring substantial benefits. Especially in the case of developing countries, in terms of the transfer of resources (e.g.financial, technical and human). However, positive outcomes will only occur inside a national and international regulatory framework that promotes sustainable development and ensures environmental limits are preserved.