Sustainable Development Through Green-Themed Environmental Impact Assessment: Lessons for Developing Countries

Nonso Izuchukwu Ewurum, Paul Chuks Anih, Kenechi Peter Ifeanacho


In this study, we used Geographic Information System and remote sensing to explore the stimulation of sustainable development through “Green-Conscious” Environmental Impact Assessment of industrial projects. Despite the global clamour for sustainable development as panacea for recent climatic concerns; sustainable development initiatives like Nano and green technologies are not highlighted in key Sections of the Nigerian EIA Act. The study adopted time series of 16-day composite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer 250m resolution NDVI data (MOD13Q1) covering South West, Nigeria between 2002–2017. We conclude that Nigeria cannot attain sustainable development if relevant laws are not amended to include sustainability initiatives.

Keywords: Sustainable Development; Going-Green; Environmental Impact Assessment; EIA; Industrial Projects, Nanotechnology

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/10-5-06

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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