Corporate Regulation for Climate Change Mitigation in Africa: A Case for Dilute Interventionism

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This book critically analyses the prospects of overhauling the legal framework of climate change regulation of corporations in African state. It adopts the dilute interventionism regulatory framework to tackle the culture of regulatory resistance by corporations in Africa. Over the course of this volume, Kikelomo O. Kila critiques the climate change legal framework in all 53 African states and conducts an in-depth case study of the two largest economies in Africa - Nigeria and South Africa - to highlight the commonality of the problems in Africa and the potential for the dilute interventionism paradigm to significantly address these problems. The book establishes why African states should directly intervene through legislative mechanisms to compel corporations to incorporate climate change mitigation in their business activities. It proposes that this direct intervention should comprise a blend of prescriptive and facilitative mechanisms structured in a dilute interventionism regulatory model. Overall, this volume argues that implementing this model requires the institution of a strong and independent regulator with a veto firewall protection system that guarantees its de facto independence from government and external influences. Corporate Regulation for Climate Change Mitigation in Africa will be of great interest to climate change stakeholders at the international, regional, and domestic levels, policymakers, regulatory practitioners, and legal experts on corporate regulation. It will also be an insightful resource for students and scholars of climate change and environmental law, policy, and governance.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9781003276432
ISBN (Print)9781032232478
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sustainability and Business


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