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