This research focuses on minimising the impact of climate change through adaptation by exploring the role a Governmental Duty of Care to implement International Environmental Agreements (IEAs) can play in climate change adaptation in Westphalian Societies, with special focus on the Global South using Nigeria as a case study. Although it is a global issue, managing the impact of Climate change by adaptation requires a different approach from mitigation. A national Project development and implementation framework in conjunction with international environmental agreements is desired. However, the political will to implement this due to diverse reasons is absent in some Global South societies. As citizens are no longer content with government inertia, holding these States accountable by imposing a duty of care through litigation or as a consequence of ratifying international environmental agreements is a legal framework this research proposes.

Authors: Adekunle Oyelusi, Titus Olaniyi, Posi Olatubosun

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 7-9 December 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2021.0006
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-41-9
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)