Monthly Archives: February 2013

Civil Society blues

Freshly excerpted (mostly) from NGO-pulse Issue 358. Charmaine Smith attended the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection dialogue. She is the communication and knowledge manager of the Children’s Institute, UCT. A comprehensive report and presentations are available at I believe

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I had to remind myself about renewable energy

My remnant concern with monoculture (coconut, new bio-fuel plants, even cocoa – driving many biomass/ gassification projects today – is what happens to traditional use of arable land and undeveloped forests? Will the emphasis on energy production impact on the

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