Desarrollo vs. sostenibilidad: la polémica Ley del Agua en El Salvador
Abstract: The discussion about the contrast between development and sustainability seems dense and abstract. In El Salvador, however, there is a clear example of the need to seek a balance between both: the controversy over the attempt to pass a Water Act. The project entered the Legislative Assembly on March […]
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Economical energy – is going green the real solution?
There is one very striking difference between traveling through villages in Hungary and Bavaria, Germany. In Bavaria, almost all the rooftops are covered by solar panels; in Hungarian villages none are. At first glance it would seem that Germany has found its way to clean, sustainable energy. However, this view […]
Have we reached the limits to growth? Where you sit is where you stand!
“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever, is either a madman or an economist.” (Kenneth Bouldin, economist) At university, the first graph we were shown in the economics class was plotting GDP growth in time, throughout the history of humanity. It turns out growth is actually a relatively […]
Is Poverty a Barrier To Sustainability in Uganda?
The question whether growth and sustainability can coexist makes me think of production factors which often crop up in economic discussions. Take for instance, if a country like Uganda wants to pump its newly found oil, it needs land, labour, capital and entrepreneurs to do a good job. These are […]
Can Growth and Sustainability Be Achieved in Uganda At The Same Time?
… is it possible for a country like Uganda to experience growth and sustainability at the same time? Are we able to have a country and continent that delivers enough opportunity for its own people and provides a higher standard of living for everyone? There are very pertinent […]