THURSDAY MAY 13 2021
By KARIN BOOMSMA
Circular economy and sustainability are buzzwords synonymous with globetrotting NGO executives and professors whose high sounding lectures saturate the atmosphere in the ivory towers that are the world’s institutions of higher learning.
What do these words mean, anyway, in everyday lingo? It was always the norm that serious bureaucrats charged with making and overseeing government policy tended to dismiss these concepts, opting to stick with the traditional idea of development. But that is changing.
Recurring hunger in many parts of the developing world, water stress, unpredictable rainfall patterns, loss of biodiversity and threats posed by climate change are forcing governments to rethink policies. Read More