The UN Convention to Combat Desertification is a non starter. Administrative and financial matters get the better of any serious attempts to deal with global desertification. Though the desert is expanding, the North is not interested
The vision of a common future appears to have been lost somewhere along the way from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 to the first assembly of the Global Environment Facility GEF at New Delhi. The meet highlighted that there is a need for commitment from
Politicians and businessmen appear concerned about the environment these days. Their speeches and interviews are laced with expressions like sustainable development , ecology and green values . But do they actually mean what they say?