The role of non-governmental organisations in the environmental justice paradigm
There are various issues that are of global significance in the environmental justice paradigm. These issues include environmental pollution, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participation in environmental governance, environmental racism and climate change amongst others. However, this paper analyses the role of NGOs in the environmental justice paradigm. The study undertakes a synoptic review of the influence of NGOs in the environmental justice paradigm. In analysing NGOs, the paper focuses on three spheres and these will include the global or international sphere (using the example of the United Nations), Europe (via the prism of the Aarhus Convention) and Nigeria (the Niger Delta is in focus).
Keywords: Environmental Justice, NGOs, Nigeria, Aarhus Convention, Niger Delta