Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Rudo Sanyanga of the International Rivers Africa Program to discuss the geopolitical impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam and other water conflicts on the continent.
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could well end up as a template for climate conflict in the 21st century.
A 1960 water-sharing treaty between India and Pakistan could be the next casualty of deteriorating bilateral relations.
“We are headed towards a major fishery collapse and this environmental catastrophe will impact hundreds of millions of lives; it’s time to act now.”
Vietnam now finds itself at a difficult crossroads between economic development that will bring prosperity to its people and conservation initiatives that maintain the rich beauty and natural heritage of the country.
The fate of island nations like the Maldives is beyond their control. Instead it’s up to the developed world to take action on climate change.
This year’s meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has the most positive momentum behind it since Copenhagen – but is the hope warranted?