News

20 Jan 2009

This paper first considers a central premise of the idea of a poverty trap - that there is a mutual and spiralling relationship between poverty and environmental degradation.

20 Jan 2009

An innovative South African nature conservation project that combines protecting biodiversity and poverty alleviation faces resistance from residents of adjacent properties who are worried about rate increases and land development rights.

20 Jan 2009

The attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals would be derailed due to changes in weather patterns around the world, experts warned. Scientific research and medical journals say it will affect food production and economic growth in many countries especially developing ones.

20 Jan 2009

African health and environment ministers met in Libreville, Gabon, August 26-29 to confront growing environmental threats to human health and well-being.

20 Jan 2009

In Can Money Grow on Trees?, Panorama reporter Ben Anderson travels to Brazil and Guyana to examine a new plan to save the rainforest by making it worth more standing than chopped down.