Why it is worth considering consumer trends among the new middle classes

By |2017-12-07T13:32:08+00:00December 7th 2017|economic development, green & smart development, , , , , , |

With middle classes growing in middle-income countries, the challenge arises how to reconcile increasing consumption with finite resources. Can consumer behaviour be channelled in a way that makes it sustainable? Babette Never reports from a workshop that has explored this question.

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Making Africa’s green cities core of the low carbon and climate resilient future

By |2018-08-02T11:58:48+00:00November 22nd 2017|economic development, green & smart development, , , , , , , |

How Africa as a continent makes cities work for all while realising a low carbon and climate resilient economy, will determine the success of the Paris Agreement, says Sadiq Okoh. In his article, he outlines possible paths to green development.

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Municipalities in Eastern Serbia Champion Property Tax Collection

By |2017-10-14T16:09:28+00:00September 20th 2016|economic development, governance & finance, green & smart development, municipal & climate finance, , , , , , |

By doubling their revenues through property taxation, nine Eastern Serbian municipalities are now able to finance projects vital to their communities.

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