Fiji’s internal and external challenges

Damages caused by the twin floods in 2012 cost Fiji government US$39mil. Donors provided 6.5mil to assist its humanitarian response and recovery. (Humanitarian Bulletin Pacific – OCHA) Overall aid assistance to Fiji increased in 2011 and reached 5.2% of the total government budget. Its major donor countries used to be Australia and EU while China…

They are not feeling the heat: JPN “Options” for post 2012

Let’s look at the “Options” for Japan’s Post-2012 in terms of the issues pointed out by Ulrich Hoffmann in his “SOME REFLECTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE, GREEN GROWTH ILLUSIONS AND DEVELOPMENT SPACE”, 2011, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which demonstrated the “green growth myth”. Hoffmann 1.  Can we achieve the required level of…