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International land investments or the environment put up for auction: the case of Niger Basin

ContributorsSangbana, Komlan
Published inNatural resources grabbing: erosion or legitimate exercise of State sovereignty?, Editors Francesca Romanin Jacur, Francesco Seatzu, Angelica Bonfanti, p. 181-198
PublisherBrill : Nijhoff
Publication date2015
Abstract

During the last decade, international farmland investments have increasingly grown in developing countries. This contribution aims to highlight the environmental implications of these investments on freshwater resources within the Niger River Basin. In particular, international farmland investments put a dilemma between the sovereign right of States to use their lands and the obligation to protect transboundary aquatic environment. The article will emphasize these environmental implications and suggest the minimum standards needed to guarantee an environmental friendly agro-investment. Such standards will be drawn from the Niger River Basin innovative legal framework which makes of the protection of environment a cornerstone of the management of the River Basin.

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SANGBANA, Komlan. International land investments or the environment put up for auction: the case of Niger Basin. In: Natural resources grabbing: erosion or legitimate exercise of State sovereignty? Brill : Nijhoff, 2015. p. 181–198.
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