By Beatrice Chaytor, Kevin R. Gray (auth.)

C.O.OKIDl1 I welcome the chance to organize a Foreword to the e-book on Environmental coverage and legislations in Africa, edited via Kevin R. grey and Beatrice Chaytor. it's a excitement to do this as the ebook is a contribution to the reason for capability development for improvement and implementation of environmental legislation in Africa, a target in the direction of which i've got had an undivided concentration during the last twenty years. there's nonetheless a few trust in and out of doors Africa that for constructing international locations typically, and Africa specifically, improvement and implementation of environmental legislations isn't a concern. This trust prevails strongly in lots of quarters of the industrialised international locations. in reality, the view is held both out of blatant lack of knowledge or by means of a few renegade industrialists who fail to understand Michael Royston's 1979 thesis that toxins Prevention Pays.2 That crew, for visible purposes, should have their correspondent opposite numbers in Africa to supply wish that industries rejected as derelict within the West or inoperable as a result of rigorous environmental rules, can locate houses to which they could break out and sell off their polluting industries.

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27 Article 1(a). 28 Corell (1999). 29 A. Warren, A (1993), "Desertification as a Global Environmental Issue", (1993) 31: 1GeoJournal 11-14. 30 Toulmin (1993) at 2. 31 O. Greene (1996) "The Development and Implementation of International Environmental Regimes" at 280-312 in R. Blackmore and A. ) (1996),Global Environmental Issues (London: Hodder & Stoughton); M. Simons (1994), "Nations Sign Pact to Stop Desert Growth:Accord Aims to Save Land for Agriculture" (1994) The New York Times at 4. E. Dregne, "Reflections on the PACD" (unpublished paper).

Goree (1992), "PrepCom IV Highlights, Tuesday 10 March", 1:8 Earth Negotiations Bulletin; and Bernstein, Chasek, and Goree (1992), "A Summary of the Proceedings for the Organizational Session of the INC for the Elaboration of an International Convention to Combat Desertification", at 5. 65 The subsequent discussion on the forest issue did not in fact result in a convention, but only in a statement of principles. See Brenton (1994) at pp. 216, 229. 66 J. P. Bernstein, P. Chasek and L. Goree (1992), "UNCED Highlights, 10 June", 2:9Earth Negotiations Bulletin; see also S.

42) at 6. 14 Ibid at 7, Bakhit, (1993). 15 See, for example, Balling (1993); F. K. Hare (1993), Climate Variations. Drought and Desertification (Geneva: World Meteorological Organization, no. 653). If climate change does lead to changed precipitation patterns and surface and water temperatures, then this could have important implications for dryland degradation. 16 See, for instance, A. Grainger (1990), The Threatening Desert: Controlling Desertification (London: Earthscan Publications); see also D.

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