Transitioning to Sustainable Development and a Green Economy in the Niger Delta of Nigeria : Challenges and Prospects

This monograph examined the production and consumption activities of a resource-rich, but peripheral and marginalized region of
a developing country, that is on an
unguided race to develop, and is
consequently paying little or no attention to the sustenance of the very environment that supports the process. In order to achieve this objective the rest of the paper is divided into six sections. The next section outlines the core conceptual
issues. This is followed by a summary
of the environmental setting of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria; then the economic development activities are briefly presented. Some of the key challenges of production and consumption activities are
interrogated; then some of the issues
to consider in moving toward a green
economy are outlined, and the concluding remarks are made.