British Journal of Environmental Sciences (BJES)

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Sustainable Development

Benefits and Drivers of Green Building Projects Implementation in Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the benefits and drivers of implementing green building projects in Nigerian. Data was obtained through the distribution of questionnaire to professionals among the selected construction companies. Descriptive statistics and RII were utilized for the data analysis. Findings from the study revealed a high awareness of GB benefits and drivers among various construction participants in the industry. Among the environmental, economic, and social benefits revealed in this study include: reduced greenhouse gas emission, reduced energy consumption, low operating cost, high property value, knowledge transfers and community improvement, etc. Therefore, the study concluded that the most effect approach to holistic adoption of this panacea of global imbalance and degradation is the involvement of government in promoting the campaign on GB while considering promulgating policies and financial motivations.

Keywords: Construction industry, Green Building, Sustainability, Sustainable Development

Resilient Housing Provision for Coastal Settlements in Ondo State, Nigeria (Published)

The advent of sustainability in housing and shelter is being identified as an important discuss for the coastal settlement. This is no further from the fact that this region is being confronted with series of issues bordering around flooding, prevailing wind action, loss of homes, properties and in extreme cases, ‘life(s)’. Moreover, this area has to deal with difficulty in proper disposal of waste among many other problems. The Ilaje community, standing as a perfect study area for this research, evidently reveals the importance of a sustainable, ecofriendly and resilient shelter as a necessity for coastline settlements. The outcome of this study proffers applicable solutions to tackling coastal settlement issues including flooding, loss of life and properties, proper faecal waste management while ensuring that uninterrupted electrical power supply is available for household electronic gadgets like radios, televisions, charging of phones and torchlights. Achieving these solutions and ensuring the longevity of the approach will necessitate the training of residents within the coastal settlement, skilled in technical works within the building industry on the construction method for future maintenance and if need be, in erecting newer shelters. Furthermore, there is need for collaboration between the private and public sector in providing the financial assistance needed to foster the acceptance and implementation of the solutions propounded in this research.

Citation: Oluwaseun Samuel Apenuwa, Eseroghene Onaopemipo Dafiewhare, Opeyemi Owosho, Oluwadunsin Temidayo Adeyemo, Abisoye Oluwatobiloba Ayeni, Caleb Agoni (2022) Resilient Housing Provision for Coastal Settlements in Ondo State, Nigeria, British Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.10, No.4, pp.,28-46

Keywords: Community Participation, Sustainable Development, coastal settlement, coastal vulnerabilities, housing provision, resilient housing

Appraising the Sendai Framework: Place of Women in Disaster Risk Mitigation (Published)

Natural disasters pose significant threats globally, and to manage it, a disaster reduction policy was enacted in 2015 establishing the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). Since statistics from several accounts indicate that women are disproportionately affected by disaster events, their contributions should ideally be integrated in disaster management processes for the generation of sustainable outcomes. To enthrone this philosophy in practice, the study examined SFDRR’s recognition of women in such projects. Content analysis of all 50 Articles and 4 Priorities for Action within the Framework was conducted. Findings showed that women are recognized as core partners and worthy leaders in disaster risk mitigation. It was concluded that the SFDRR established grounds for building disaster resilience through acknowledgement of women as vital stakeholders in disaster risk governance, and provided research agenda for further studies on the extent to which nations in the global south adopt and implement the policy.

Keywords: Framework, Sustainable Development, disaster risk reduction, disaster vulnerable groups, gender stereotypes, sendai

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