Industrialization and Environmental Pollution in Africa: An Empirical Review

Urgessa Tilahun Bekabil


Industrialization, the process of transformational change of the human society from an agrarian society into an industrial one, has positive contribution in social, economic and political life of the society and impose strain on the natural environment. The aim of the paper was to review literatures on industrialization and environmental pollution from developing countries (Africa) perspective.  In developing countries, focusing only on industrialization without considering waste emission may impose constraint on the environment. These nations need to regularly monitor the effect that growing industrialization is creating on the environment.

Keywords: Industrialization, Environment, Pollution, Africa

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/69-03

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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