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The Environmental Challenges In Sub Saharan Africa

Abstract: 
"To understand the full dimensions of the problems, it will first be necessary to examine the factors that predispose sub-Saharan Africa to serious environmental degradation. This will permit a detailed investigation of the environmental problems caused by humans in both rural and urban areas, along with a suggestive comparison between those problems and ones caused solely by nature. It will then be possible to look at the question of environmental protection in terms of sustainable development in the region and to suggest the roles that the state and international assistance ought to play. The present situation offers an important opportunity to redirect development strategy in ways that will not only improve the social and economic well-being of people in this region but also enhance the quality of the environment in which they live."
Author: 
Akin L. Mabogunje
Institution: 
Development Policy Center in Ibadan, Nigeria
Year: 
2016
Input By: 
German Soto
Affiliation: 
MIT
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