The United Nations and project REDD*

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses the impact of the United Nation’s REDD programme and what it means for reforestation. *REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) The work of the United Nations REDD programme has been crucial for the growth and preservation of forestry within developing countries. Launched in 2008 this organisation is celebrating over ten…

(De)Constructing Race

Nick Lising-White investigates the history of race as a concept and examines the ways it has been shaped and reshaped around the world to maintain hegemonic power. Racial difference has come to bear heavily on the lives of many but, genetically, it is not a useful factor by which to differentiate one human from another…

Drilling Down for Gas in Cabo Delgado: A Dream for Mozambique?

David Figueira Bourton discusses the socio-economic impacts of Mozambique’s plentiful gas reserves, and questions whether there are more problems lying beneath the surface. In 2010, Anadarko Petroleum, the US energy company discovered extensive gas reserves in the ultra-deepwater Rovuma Basin off the coast of Cabo Delgado – the northernmost province of Mozambique bordering Tanzania. Similarly,…