As Kenya hosts the inaugural climate change summit, there has been much talk about carbon credits and their sale. What are they, who has them, how and where are they traded and how do they contribute to reducing the effects of climate change?
Nelson Mandela: “After I became president, I asked one day some members of my close protection to stroll with me in the city, have lunch at one of its restaurants. We sat in one of the downtown restaurants and all of us asked for some sort of food.” “After a while, the waiter brought us… Read more
Tips from Botswana on how to avoid the resource curse Africa’s soil is studded with buried treasure. Half the world’s diamonds are mined there. The largest producers of cobalt, manganese and uranium are all African countries. Since 2000 more big petroleum discoveries have been made in sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. Yet Africans are not… Read more
The gold connection between West-Africa and Suriname The Cultural Origin of African Surinamers by Ba Kwasi (Christopher Healy) 6 June 2022 (09:45) The gable of the Iamgold Office in Paramaribo, Suriname is adorned with a profile portrait of Mansa Musa (1312-1337), the ninth Mansa (king) of the Mali Empire (6th to 13th century).… Read more
There seems to be a new and definite need for a new cadre of statesmen, of diplomats and above all supporting other public officials embedded and imbued with an understanding of the modern and constantly up-to-date, accurate geopolitics of energy and equipped with the skills to navigate the interlocking todays worlds of climate change and energy security, food security, peace and to negotiate in the best interests of our Suriname, our land and our region.
Het lijkt alsof er echt behoefte aan een nieuw kader van staatslieden, van diplomaten en vooral ook van overheidsfunctionarissen met een groot etisch begrip van de geo-politiek van energie op wereldschaal bestaat.
Die bovendien ook goed uitgerust zijn met de vaardigheden om te navigeren in de in elkaar grijpende werelden van klimaatverandering en energiezekerheid en om op niveau te onderhandelen in het beste belang en voordeel van Suriname het land, ons land en de omliggende regio.