The current global agrifood system is slowly going from a "bottleneck situation" to one of "hourglass", wherein a few dominant agrifood retailers control both the supply side / numerous producers and demand side / numerous consumers.
The severe challenge posed by the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases has led to renewed interest in the construction of new nuclear power plants. The objective of this paper is to identify the key economic parameters commenting on their determining factors and to review the assumptions of main forecasts from the past five years to identify how and why these forecasts differ.
By Steve Thomas
The UN Conference in Rio 1992 launched ”sustainable development” as a new name for progress. After ten years, in August 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg will be an occasion for reflection and reassessment. This Memorandum suggests an agenda for equity and ecology for the decade to come.