International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015

  • Environmental Management Compliance, Law and Policy Regimes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Zambian Case

    Cuthbert Casey Makondo, Sydney Sichilima, Matthews Silondwa, Richard Sikazwe, Lombe Maiba, Chawezi Longwe, Yvonne Chiliboyi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 79-87
    Received: 28 May 2015
    Accepted: 6 June 2015
    Published: 19 June 2015
    Abstract: This paper is a review of environmental management compliance of the extractive industry; particularly mining in Zambia and the government’s commitment to environmental protection in view of sustainable development .The main objective of this work was to review industrial compliance against Zambia’s environmental legal regime for the period between... Show More
  • African Indigenous Knowledge System and Environmental Sustainability

    Alokwu Cyprian Obiora, Ezenwaji Emma Emeka

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 88-96
    Received: 24 May 2015
    Accepted: 9 June 2015
    Published: 25 June 2015
    Abstract: Observers in international political arena have brought to public knowledge the fact that environmentalism has gradually crept into international politics. This is because of the commonalities between environment and political economy. Governments at various levels, environmental policy makers, have therefore sought solutions from scientific, econo... Show More
  • Carbon Stock in Woody Plants of Humbo Forest and its Variation along Altitudinal Gradients: The Case of Humbo District, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Alefu Chinasho, Teshome Soromessa, Eyale Bayable

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 97-103
    Received: 27 May 2015
    Accepted: 11 June 2015
    Published: 4 July 2015
    Abstract: Forests play a critical role in the natural global carbon cycle by capturing carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. However, Ethiopia does not have carbon inventories and databank to monitor and enhance carbon sequestration potential of different forests. As result, this study was conducted in Humbo forest with the overall objective of ... Show More
  • Quantitative Assessment of the Chemical Safety of Groundwater Wells in Two Selected Districts of Rwanda

    Wondatir Nigatu, Chantal Andutirabose Umuhire, Joseph Nsengimana, Antoine Nsabimana, Sebashongore Dieudonne

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 104-110
    Received: 17 June 2015
    Accepted: 4 July 2015
    Published: 15 July 2015
    Abstract: This research was conducted on groundwater wells of Bugesera and Muhanga districts in Rwanda where its physico-chemical parameters were determined as main aim. The study period was between February and May, 2015. A total of 18 water samples were collected from 12 sites. The laboratory experiment focused on the following quantitative determination p... Show More
  • Analysing the Effects of Physical Conditions of the Workplace on Employee’s Productivity (Including Case Study)

    Mohammad Taghipour, Maryam Mahboobi, Arash Nikoeifar, Ebrahim Soofi Mowloodi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 111-119
    Received: 25 April 2015
    Accepted: 9 July 2015
    Published: 18 July 2015
    Abstract: One of the issues that today will improve the productivity of any organization is attention to the human factors engineering. Experience in worldwide has shown that modifying of work conditions, improving the quality and quantity of production, loss of illnesses due to the work, cost reduction and thereby enhancing the productivity, all are the pos... Show More