Protecting the African Environment: Reconciling North-South Perspectives

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Protecting the African Environment: Reconciling North-South Perspectives

By Nomsa D. Daniels
Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1992
54 pp. $8.95
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This useful short study prepared in anticipation of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro aims to sensitize Northern environmentalists to the perspectives and attitudes of Africans regarding green movement agendas. Environmental organizations in Africa are weak, isolated and overly dependent on funding and technology from outside, but with greater effort at mutual understanding, the author argues, a constructive North-South partnership could grow in which Africans need not believe that their rightful development priorities are being sacrificed on the altar of foreign concepts of the public interest.