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In this issue

Environmental systems are easier to set up when development is still in its early stages

Awareness grows of need to be sustainable

Environmental systems are easier to set up when development is still in its early stages, reports Sarah Murray

Climate change: S Africa in front line of global warming battle

Action needs to match ambition, writes Andrew England

Menengai volcano

Geothermal: Kenya pins its hopes on steam power

The potential is there but progress has been slower than expected, says Katrina Manson

Forestry: Gabon is a test case for commitment to habitat

John Reed considers the chances of policies aimed at conservation

Food security: Countries need right kind of investment

Foreigners buying land to grow crops for themselves is not the best model, reports Andrew England

Gibe III dam in Ethiopia

Chinese investment: The money is welcome but more controls are needed

It is important to monitor and regulate companies, writes Xan Rice

Urban living: Initiatives to get cities working smoothly

Big problems need smart solutions, says Sarah Murray

Aga Khan Trust: Good for people and the planet

Sarah Murray looks at the work of the cultural agency

a woman digs a trench
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Food: Countries need to catch up

But being a late-comer could have advantages, writes Sarah Murray

Grand Renaissance Dam

Nile dam: Water wars averted for now

Ethiopia’s neighbours are alarmed by its Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Nile, writes Katrina Manson

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