The value of nature and its “services” should not only be cherished and given greater visibility as elements of the economy, but should be assigned a monetary value in order to protect them. That is the new mantra. Although the idea is becoming more popular it is also highly contentious, argues Barbara Unmüßig.
For this edition of Perspectives, the Heinrich Böll Foundation offered Africa-based thinkers and commentators an opportunity to critically reflect on what a “transition towards sustainability” means or should mean for the region. The articles gathered here go beyond ideological debates to also provide some case studies where green-economy principles have been applied.
This review of the national budget for 2014, as delivered by finance minister Pravin Gordhan on 26 February 2014, gauges the extent to which government invests in what it has identified as priorities for the country and assesses the impact of government spending choices for the 2014/15 financial on women.
How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The Heinrich Boll Foundation Southern Africa, working with Inter Press Services (IPS) Africa has published a handbook for journalists titled Climate Governance in Africa. The handbook covers key tools for journalists who want to report on climate governance on the African continent and provides a succinct overview of the governance issues the continent has to contend with
This booklet aims to help parents, families and friends of young lesbians to better understand and overcome their fears and prejudices so that they can give them the respect, love and support they need and deserve.
This book is not just about lesbians and transgender people. More than a collection of their life stories—it is a recollection of the stories of their lives; revelations of bravery; strength and poise; a tale of survival in the complex and constant struggle between the normalcy of life and the distinctiveness of self.
With this edition of Perspectives, the Heinrich Böll Foundation gives Africa based commentators and experts from across the continent the opportunity to critically reflect on the “Africa rising” story and the sub-narratives it carries, including the rise of the African woman, the rise of the African middle class and the power of innovation.
From 13–15 August 2012 the foundation co-hosted the conference ‘People’s Power People’s Parliament: A Civil Society Conference on South Africa’s Legislatures’ in Cape Town. This report aims to document the conversations and issues raised, as well as provide background information on the questions debated.