THE RIGHT LEVERS FOR ACCESSING CLIMATE FINANCE

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Boukongou Jean-Didier

by Jean-Didier Boukongou

2015-12-19
 

The  coming climate changes will inevitably raise the  problem of  effective  land  occupation  and  management  on  a     planet which must feed more than 7 billion inhabitants while its reserves are dwindling. Land thus becomes prime raw material, a prize to win back. It is increasingly an investment product that speculative funds seek to add to their portfolio, a resource that countries are scrambling for in order to feed their citizens. Rich states and multinational companies are pushing and shoving to buy or lease the most fertile land in Africa, where 60% of the planet’s non-cultivated arable land is to be  found.

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