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Title:Africa: transitioning to a green economy: from economic growth to sustainable development
Editors:Onahua, Chidi Magnus
Kennet, MiriamISNI
Gale de Oliveira, Michelle S.
Year:2013
Pages:267
Language:English
City of publisher:Reading
Publisher:Green Economics Institute
ISBN:1907543368; 9781907543364
Geographic terms:Africa
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Mali
Mauritius
Nigeria
Somaliland
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:sustainable development
biodiversity
natural resource management
Abstract:This collective volume treats issues of transitioning to a green economy in Africa. It is divided into eleven parts: 1. Transitioning to a sustainable economy (chapters about climate change in Nigeria; poverty reduction in Nigeria; green economics model and sustainable development as a challenge and opportunity for realistic policy responses); 2. The Green Economic's Institute's activities and network in Africa; 3. Prosperity & justice (chapters about minimum wage legislation trends and price level dynamics in Nigeria; macroeconomic impacts of oil price shocks in Nigeria); 4. Towards the development of a green economics model (GEM) that benefits Africa's people and natural environment; 5. Greening of the African economy (chapters about Somaliland; actors involved in the management of the Baka Indigenous Peoples' Forest of Cameroon; greening of the industrial sector in Mauritius); 6. Learning to re-value nature; 7. Denying oil exploitation and corruption in the Nile Delta. 8. Biodiversity (chapters about elephants and people in Mali; biodiversity conservation as a key component of post-conflict reconciliation aid in Mali). 9. Green economics: voices of Africa (chapters about green economics as a global movement for change; sustainable development in South Africa; teaching and learning strategies within South African undergraduate economics education; green development paradigms in Zimbabwe, agricultural practices in Central Cameroon; community forestry in Cameroon; mineral exploitation and sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); the concept of development and the people of the DRC); 10. Sustainable development (chapters on a cultural approach to sustainable development; precedents for a sustainable world; a new understanding of sustainable development); 11. Africa's agricultural power and the future of Africa. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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