International Environmental Law and Policy in Africa by Beatrice Chaytor, Kevin R. Gray (auth.)

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C.O.OKIDl1 I welcome the chance to organize a Foreword to the booklet on Environmental coverage and legislation in Africa, edited by way of Kevin R. grey and Beatrice Chaytor. it's a excitement to do this as the booklet is a contribution to the reason for potential development for improvement and implementation of environmental legislations in Africa, a aim in the direction of which i've got had an undivided concentration over the past twenty years. there's nonetheless a few trust in and out of doors Africa that for constructing nations commonly, and Africa particularly, improvement and implementation of environmental legislation isn't really a concern. This trust prevails strongly in lots of quarters of the industrialised nations. actually, the view is held both out of blatant lack of expertise or through a few renegade industrialists who fail to understand Michael Royston's 1979 thesis that pollutants Prevention Pays.2 That crew, for seen purposes, should have their correspondent opposite numbers in Africa to supply wish that industries rejected as derelict within the West or inoperable as a result of rigorous environmental rules, can locate houses to which they could break out and sell off their polluting industries.

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Desertification was "bad" because it hampered human development, and in the long run, human progress. On the other hand, a greater awareness of the complexity of environmental problems preceded the CCD, where participants believed that the remedies to a large extent lay in how humans organise their lives, rather than which technologies were used. 85 Lessons from failed development aid projects demonstrated that, even though a technology is available, it may not be used appropriately or be useful in all cases.

Danish (1995), "International Environmental Law and the 'Bottom-Up' Approach: A Review of the CCD", 3:1 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 133-176. 85 See, for instance, WCED (1987), Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press); and 1. P. MacNeill, P. Winsemius and T. Yakushiji (1991), Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's Ecology (New York: Oxford University Press). 86 In the first two years of GEF operation, 83 percent of its funds were allocated to global warming and biodiversity.

Greene (1996) "The Development and Implementation of International Environmental Regimes" at 280-312 in R. Blackmore and A. ) (1996),Global Environmental Issues (London: Hodder & Stoughton); M. Simons (1994), "Nations Sign Pact to Stop Desert Growth:Accord Aims to Save Land for Agriculture" (1994) The New York Times at 4. E. Dregne, "Reflections on the PACD" (unpublished paper). 33 Graetz (1991), "Desertification: a Tale of Two Feedbacks", in Mooney et af. (1991) at 60. 34 See, for instance, Thomas and Middleton (1994) at 99-127; and A.

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