African countries’ development strategies must soften the environmental impact of economic growth, and they must also position themselves to benefit from the promotion of green economies. Donald Kaberuka, who heads the African Development Bank, explains how best they can scale-up the climate finance system and embrace green growth.
Half way through their 10 year timetable for meeting the Millennium Development Goals the G8 countries seem as far away as ever. Former Dutch Development Minister Eveline Herfkens urges Europe to take the lead on reducing global poverty by reforming its Common Agricultural Policy
The deadline for the UN’s ambitious Millennium Development Goals is looming large, but their architect Kofi Annan warns against premature pessimism and looks at what is already being achieved. What is needed now, he says, is for political leaders to explain why the MDGs are vital to us all