Meeting for the first time since the Paris summit, Brazil, South Africa, India and China said they would sign the Paris agreement, but would oppose a proposed aviation tax, an issue postponed at the climate meet last December.
Folake Olayinka –
While Africa can and should do more to improve vaccination, the global community also has a responsibility to make a concerted effort to bring down vaccine costs, says public health specialist Folake Olayinka.
Laura Tuck –
Water scarcity can spark bitter conflict, but effective resource management and resilience policies can help countries avoid water scarcity and boost economic growth, says World Bank Group vice president for sustainable development Laura Tuck.
and Ross Harvey –
Although it seems counterintuitive to destroy ivory, a valuable commodity, there are good reasons for a country – even one as poor as Kenya – to burn ivory, say South African Institute for International Affairs researchers Chris Alden and Ross Harvey.
Can Chinese business engagement ensure sustainability and benefit the poor? Complex factors shape their operations – of which Chinese policies play only a minor role, says International Institute for Environment and Development researcher Xiaoxue Weng.
In an age of falling commodity prices and global uncertainty, Africa must pursue sustainable development and economic diversification to continue its growth, says former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa project report investigates the relationship between South Africa's mining value ...