Arunabha Ghosh writes in Indian business newspaper, The Financial Express, that developing countries face a triple challenge of increasing income growth, building energy infrastructure, and confronting climate change. In her speech to Parliament last week, President Patil declared that one of the top priorities for her government would be ‘energy security and environment protection’. The [...]
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Arunabha Ghosh writes in Indian business newspaper, Mint, that reconciling the competing concerns of poverty reduction in and lower emissions from developing countries depends upon a credible multilateral mechanism for technology transfer. Is it possible for India to make a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change without undermining its growth and poverty-reduction imperatives? Indian policymakers [...]
Comments OffJune 22, 2009 / aid
Kevin Watkins writes in The Guardian that Africa needs G8 leaders to follow Gordon Brown and fulfil their aid pledges. But the signs aren’t good.
It’s easy, what with the duck ponds, ministerial hissy fits, and media hysteria in the Westminster village, to see how events in Africa can slip under the political radar – events like a few million people dropping below the poverty line, surging child malnutrition, and parents struggling to keep their kids in school.