Environmental Protection Law and Practice

Environmental Science issues like global warming caused by greenhouse effect, negative and positive feedback, the Gaia hypothesis, the Chaos theory, et cetera, have been explained in such detailed and literal form that can easily be understood by the law student, law lecturer, legal practitioner and even the general reader who otherwise might find these scientific issues critical to appreciating the law in the area. Environmental economics, cost-benefit analysis, tradable permits, et cetera, have also been explained in a manner that makes the law in the area easily understandable.

Particularly for the benefit of the legal practitioner, this book examines a lot of cases of environmental protection both in Nigeria and foreign jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, United States, India, the Philippines and a host of other countries mostly within the common law tradition. The intention is to give life to the cold principles of environmental protection law by examining the cases in which environmental legal principles have been applied.

It is hoped that environmental law students, law lecturers and legal practitioners would find this book a useful instrument that addresses their needs. It is also hoped that judges will find in the book a valuable resource that will help them in their adjudication of technical environmental matters.

  1. Introduction
  2. Legal Framework on National Environmental Standards
  3. Prevention and Mitigation of Environmental Degradation in Nigeria
  4. Legal Regime on Hazardous Waste Management in Nigeria
  5. Legal Regime on Hazardous Substances Management
  6. Legal Instruments for Biodiversity Conservation and Regeneration in Nigeria
  7. Environmental Litigation in Nigeria
  8. Legal and Policy Options for Funding Environmental Protection in Nigeria

Appendices- National Environmental Standards and Regulations; and the Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Act, 2007

Adamu Kyuka Usman, hails from Bafai-Kanai. He is a professor of law and lectures at the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Other law books by the author include: The Law and Practice of Equity and Trust, Theory and Practice of International Economic Law, Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry: Institutions, Issues, Law and Policy.

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