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African land grabs hinder sustainable development

African land grabs hinder sustainable development | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Sales of forest land to corporations are dispossessing inhabitants and harming ecosystems.

 

Good article in Nature on the effects of land grabs in Africa.

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How fast should Africa go Green?

How fast should Africa go Green? | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

".. left to its own resources, – and the costs of energy implied – Africa should lag not lead in green energy. However, it is not in the global interest for Africa to be left to its own resources. If the capital inputs to energy generation and saving were available at world prices, the world could reduce emissions at much lower cost in Africa than in the North. Whether Africa leads or lags on greening thus depends upon whether international finance and regulation can rectify the region’s deficiencies in its own capital endowment."

 

Excellent article by Paul Collier on the opportunities and challenges for the greening of Africa's economy and energy system.

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Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa

Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
For the past few decades, emerging technologies such as biotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and communications technologies have become central to the socioeconomic development of nations.

 

Great article in the Harvard Business Review blog on the overemphasis of IT in African technology policy.

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