Friday, 5 August 2011

Report: UNEP Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

“The history of oil exploration and production in Ogoniland is a long, complex and often painful one that to date has become seemingly intractable in terms of its resolution and future direction. It is also a history that has put people and politics and the oil industry at loggerheads rendering a landscape characterized by a lack of trust, paralysis and blame, set against a worsening situation for the communities concerned. The reality is that decades of negotiations, initiatives and protests have ultimately failed to deliver a solution that meets the expectations and responsibilities of all sides. In an attempt to navigate from stalemate to action, the Government of Nigeria, in consultation with many of the relevant actors, invited UNEP to consider undertaking an assessment of oil pollution in Ogoniland.”

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