The region faces a choice between top-down “green growth” and bottom-up efforts to transform economies.
The Rio declaration contains 283 paragraphs of blank prose that “reaffirm,” “note,” and “acknowledge” a long shopping list of activities, but “commit” to virtually nothing.
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what’s wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who’s doing it right?
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard gives Islam a black eye.
The Supreme Leader is no more supreme than the pope is infallible.
Economic policy is to blame for hunger in Africa.
Kofi Annan and the Bill Gates want to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. Will this herald a new age for African agriculture or the destruction of the continent’s biodiversity?