Development News for the Global South
Public participation is a farce in Musina-Makhado project
Lisa Thompson Meshack Mbangula After three public participation rounds in September and October 2020 and in January 2021 it is hard to imagine that the directive for more thorough public participation on the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone could go wrong again. Yet, last week, the meetings exploded as people vented their frustration about inadequate information on the zone. ...
Explaining Carbon Sequestration and the EIA’s Stupid Science
Carbon sequestration is a naturally occurring process whereby carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. Trees play an important role in this process since they take in carbon dioxide and use it during photosynthesis to produce nutrients.