New AfDB publication to focus on safeguards and sustainability

The African Development Bank’s Quality Assurance and Results Department has launched the first issue of its new Safeguards and Sustainability Series (3S), focusing on the Bank’s Integrated Safeguards System, which promotes greater accountability and transparency in Bank projects and operations. In each issue, the periodic 3S publication will highlight More...

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European olives feed biofuel innovation
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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European olives feed biofuel innovation

Scientists and engineers at Vienna’s University of Technology are laboring over a shiny steel construction standing almost two storeys high. It’s a new generation “gasification plant,” which More...

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

– Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil’s tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector. Last More...

A befitting price of nature
By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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A befitting price of nature

Uganda’s nature is priceless. But, can we attach a monetary value on nature? Yes and no. If I conserve forests, pay me per tree planted or per river bank protected so that I can buy my essential needs and be as More...

Indian tigers make successful comeback
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Indian tigers make successful comeback

India has been under intense international scrutiny over its tiger conservation efforts, as the country is home to over half of the world’s estimated 3,200 tigers in its 41 reserves and national parks. The More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Climate migration ‘a complex problem’

Climate change is forcing people to flee their homes. But when does someone become a climate migrant, and what does the status mean? Dina Ionesco from the International Organization for Migration, explains. Dina More...

Indonesian city adopts “green city” programme
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Indonesian city adopts “green city” programme

The East Java regency of Bojonegoro is working together with the Geospatial Information Agency to adopt a green city programme called “Ina-GRES” (Indonesian Green and Resilient Cities) in a bid to help the More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Countries should make carbon pricing the cornerstone of climate policy, says OECD

09/10/2013 – Credible and consistent carbon pricing must be the cornerstone of government actions to tackle climate change, according to a new OECD report.   Releasing the report Climate and carbon: More...

Small Island Economies Battered by Erratic Weather
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Small Island Economies Battered by Erratic Weather

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Oct 7 2013 (IPS) – Malcolm Wallace always knew on which side his bread would be buttered. At the age of 19, he built and operated his own greenhouse on his father’s farm in Dominica, More...

Climate Change Report “Gives No Reason for Optimism”
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Climate Change Report “Gives No Reason for Optimism”

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 28 2013 (IPS) – Amidst rumours that global warming has slowed over the past 15 years, the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that each of the last More...


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