Examining the Concept and Development of Environmental Rights and it’s Nexus to Human Rights

Publication Date : 13/11/2021

Author(s) :

Iyanuoluwa Ibukun Akinbola.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(11 - 2021)

Abstract :

Every right without an enforcement strategy is ham-fisted. The environment and its components are to be utilized, protected and preserved in a way to achieve sustainability. Companies, though inanimate persons created by human laws, have also emerged as users of the environment for the diverse purposes they are created. Mankind and science development are experiencing the fourth industrial revolution which is mostly characterized by a fusion of technologies that blurs the lines between the physical, digital and biological aspects of the environment. This industrial revolution is presently evolving at an exponential than a linear space. It is to welcome breakthroughs in fields like artificial intelligence which include self-driving cars and drones to virtual assistants and software that translate or invent; robotics, the internet of things, 3-D printing, autonomous vehicles, nanotechnology, energy storage, quantum computing and material science. This era is still unfolding . However, despite the beauty of these human and scientific advancements, it is the environment and mostly humans that bear the brunt of the negatives. The study therefore examines the usage of the environment by companies and the attendant pollution from their activities and how these scientific undertakings on the environment often infringe on the rights of humans.

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