1st Edition

Corporate Environmental Accountability in Nigeria A Global, National and Regional Study in the Age of Globalization

By Felix Moses Edoho Copyright 2024
    340 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the imperative role of global environmental governance, and the need to incorporate corporate environmental accountability and mechanisms for enforcement, to effectively address the global environmental crisis.

    The author, Felix Moses Edoho, Sr., examines the issues at the various global, national, and regional levels. In Part I the book examines the issues at the global level and looks at the impact of transnational corporations (TNCs) and globalization on the global environmental crisis. Furthermore, it also examines the efforts of the United Nations in initiating global environmental architecture to tackle the crisis. Part II considers the issues at the national level and focuses on Nigeria. The author explores Nigeria’s regulatory and institutional framework for environmental governance and implementation. Lastly, at the regional level in Part III, the discourse centers on how decades of oil exploration and production have unleashed monumental ecological tragedies in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria due to the lack of corporate environmental accountability.

    This book will be of great interest to academics and students who are interested in broadening their knowledge of environmental governance and policy in developing countries. It will also be of value to environmental regulatory agencies and public administrators, development professionals, and TNCs.







    1          Global Environment Governance and Challenges of Corporate Environmental Accountability

    PART I:  Global Context of Environmental Crisis in the Age of Globalization

    2          Overview of Global Environmental Challenges and Accountability

    3          Conceptual Approaches and Theoretical Framework

    4          Transnational Corporations and Corporate Environmental Accountability

    5          Global Environmental Governance and Movement for Corporate Accountability


    PART II:  National Context of Environmental Governance and Corporate Accountability

    6          Nigerian Political Economy and Environmental Governance           

    7          Legal and Regulatory Architecture for Environmental Governance and Accountability

    8          The Nigerian Petroleum Industry and Environmental Governance

    9          Niger Delta Region: Petroleum Exploitation and Corporate Ecological Terrorism


    PART III: Regional Context of Environmental Governance and Corporate Accountability

      10         The Tragedy of Gas Flaring and Venting: The Gift of Death to the Niger Delta Region 

      11         Planning and Management of Petroleum Pipeline Systemsand Environmental Hazards

      12         Environmental Martyrdom: The Quest for Environmental Justice and Corporate Environmental Accountability








    Felix Moses Edoho, Sr., PhD, is professor of Business & Management at the Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri.