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Establishing Indicators for Urban Poverty Environment Interaction in Tanzania: The Case of Bonde la Mpunga, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam

"The premise for this study is that urban development and especially livelihood opportunities for the urban poor are, in most cases, limited by adverse environmental conditions created by growing centres of population and activity. The general obj...

ELRI Newsletter Issue No 6

In this issue several matters are discussed under the following headings: Environmental Degradation and the plights of vulnerable groups in Nigeria discusses the problems that Nigerian's experience because of the lack of environmental planning. Ou...

A Time for Greatness

These are notes taken from the fourth Jan Smuts Memorial Lecture. Margaret Thatcher talks about Jan Smut’s career and how he ‘lived as a player on the international stage.’ She also covers Jan Smuts and International Cooperation, International Rel...

Partnerships for Enhancing Regional Enforcement of Laws Against Environmental Crimes

"This report is a synthesis of the proceedings of the first stakeholders’ workshop on enforcement of laws against environmental crimes in Eastern Africa.This theme was chosen to reflect one of the key objectives of the Environmental Crime Project...

Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Sudan

"This report analyses the nature and extent of environmental crime in Sudan. It is based on a study commissioned by the Environmental Crimes Project (ECP) that is implemented jointly by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the East Africa...

Enforcement of Environmental Crime Laws A Framework Training Manual for Law Enforcement Agencies

"This manual is intended for national trainers on environmental crime in Eastern and Southern Africa. It seeks to enable such trainers to equip police officers and other actors involved in fighting environmental crimes with knowledge and understa...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 7 No 1

In this bulletin the following articles features: 1)A Glimpse at Preparations for Copenhagen and its Accord 2) South-South Co-operation or Sub-Imperialism? South African “Quiet Diplomacy”, SADC Docility, and the Underdevelopment of Zimbabwe. This ...

Oceans of Plastics: Developing Effective African Policy Responses

While plastic is a revolutionary material, plastic waste is difficult to manage and has significant adverse effects if it escapes into the environment, especially the ocean. Many policy responses have been developed in an attempt to address this i...

Calming the Waves: Using Legislation to Protect Marine Life from Seismic Surveys

Seismic surveys, which are conducted during oil and gas exploration, produce low-frequency high-intensity noise. These surveys have been shown to negatively impact marine fauna around the world to varying degrees. Operation Phakisa is a South Afri...

Ambitions for Greening Solid Waste Management: Perspectives from Urban(ising) Africa

African cities are vexed by the triple challenge of rapid population growth, urban expansion and poor waste management. With population growth often outstripping economic growth, the ability of governments and municipalities to provide adequate so...

Towards a Diversified Economy: A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential, Prospects and Challenges of Electricity Exports from Botswana

"The paper assesses the prospects and challenges of coal-fired power exports in Botswana. Specifically, the study analyses how supply factors, that is, resource availability; environmental concerns; infrastructure and technology as well as demand ...

Confronting Climate Change : Africa’s Leadership on an Increasingly Urgent Issue

This chapter discusses several issues regarding climate change and its effects on several countries on the African continent. The first heading, discusses the African leadership in a time of climate risk. Africa’s “growth miracle” and its associat...

Transitioning to Sustainable Development and a Green Economy in the Niger Delta of Nigeria : Challenges and Prospects

This monograph examined the production and consumption activities of a resource-rich, but peripheral and marginalized region of a developing country, that is on an unguided race to develop, and is consequently paying little or no attention to t...

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