greening it up - nov 24 06

Submitted by sproutingforth on Fri, 2006-11-24 13:31

'Sustainable development' a 'boring catch-phrase for sad gits with nothing better to do with their lives'? Apparently not. Jonathon Porritt outlines why the world's politicians ignore this buzzword at their own peril in [BBC greenroom]

Did you know that toxic waste has been dumped in Abidjan that holds carcinogenic risks for those exposed to the fumes? According to [IOL], whilst rebels in Ivory Coast are wanting to punish those responsible, the government-appointed task force into the waste scandal are pointing a number of fingers. In the meantime, 10 people have died.

And finally, believe it or not, but China looks set to lead the way in the 'Green revolution'. Despite the fact that almost all of the world's most polluted cities are in China and 70% of China's energy needs are met by coal, the country is on a major drive to boost renewable energies and cut pollution. [Independent News]

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