The Transition To A Circular Economy In Nigeria: Identifying The Key Factors

ABSTRACT The vulnerability of the Nigerian economy to the fluctuating rates of crude oil in the international market, high levels of unemployment, and insufficient power supply are all starting to weaken the strength of the government’s response to the expected devastating effects of climate change. To address this imminent catastrophe, this research sought to identify […]

Development of a Sustainability Index for the UAE Construction Sector: A Practical Approach to Developing a Contractors’ Sustainability Index

ABSTRACT The construction industry’s significance escalates due to its contribution to the economy’s overall GDP. However, the detrimental effect it imposes on the environment also contributes to the environment’s overall degradation. Although the efforts have been instigated to protect the environment, the construction process’s activities continue to thwart the environment. One such aspect recognized in […]

Globalization vs. Nationalist Isolationism: A Realist/Liberal Dilemma

ABSTRACT The pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in March due to COVID-19 highlights the deepening differences between two opposed visions in the realm of international affairs. One that favors cooperation, multilateralism, and globalization; and another one that inclines towards nationalism and isolationism, while being skeptical of international institutions. These two contrasting worldviews align […]

The Role of Disguised Embassies in Diplomatic Relations

ABSTRACT It is an explicit reality that the essence of embassies in diplomatic relations is invaluable.  Embassies play a significant role as contact points between their states and host nations.  The activities of the Foreign Affairs Office are achieved through the diplomatic functions of an ambassador who heads an embassy together with the staff of […]

Globalization vs. Nationalist Isolationism: A Realist/Liberal Dilemma

ABSTRACT The pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in March due to COVID-19 highlights the deepening differences between two opposed visions in the realm of international affairs. One that favors cooperation, multilateralism, and globalization; and another one that inclines towards nationalism and isolationism, while being skeptical of international institutions. These two contrasting worldviews align […]

Rethinking the Institutional and Structural Development of an National Quality Infrastructure and Standardization as an Effective Policy for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade in Nigeria: A Theory on Quality-Driven Development

ABSTRACT Impact studies show that quality products and services and their application can significantly impact economic and social spheres. These impacts may be at the microeconomic, macroeconomic, sectoral, or corporate level, or the State budget level, fostering technological innovations, promoting consumer protection, or improving the income situation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) established enterprises […]

A New Story For The Talanoa Call For Action: Contributions By Non-State Actors – The Creative Arts And Mediation And Collaboration Professionals

1. Introduction and Background for the Storytelling In 1992, States around the world, (State Parties),  adopted the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change where they agreed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.[i] Before the adoption of the Convention, the United Nations had recognized the need for scientific information to be made available and […]