The Environment component operates projects and activities in the East and Horn of Africa under the umbrella of three priority areas; Climate change, Food Security, Extractive Industries. Renewable energy ideas and strategies are also considered.
The overall focus of this component is to ensure that there is good governance of resources, food security and that there are effective climate change responses to the benefit of all the members of the society.
In appreciation of the fact that the East and Horn of Africa region is particularly likely to suffer the most due to its geographical location and weak institutional, human, economic and financial capacity to cope with the multiple impacts of climate change, food insecurity and poor exploitation of natural resources. Heinrich Böll Stiftung seeks to create a platform to engage and ensure that the non state actors have the knowledge and capacity to devise strategies that promote regulated resource exploitation; address weak governance structures/policies; ensure communities not only benefit from the resources but become food secure.
Sunita Narain, director of CSE in India on how the memorandum is a critical change in the global debate and why people need to listen.
Jagoda Munic, chairperson of Friends of the Earth International, says why she’s inspired by the resource politics memorandum and what makes it unique.
Oxford University’s Kate Raworth explains where mainstream economics is going wrong and how the resource memorandum can steer us in the right direction.
Barbara Unmüßig, Vorstand der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, erläutert, warum sich die Stiftung auf einen mehrjährigen Dialogprozess eingelassen hat, um gemeinsam mit jungen Menschen aus verschiedenen Ländern der Welt eine Ressourcenpolitik zu definieren, die Menschenrechte nicht verletzt, sozial gerecht ist und innerhalb der ökologischen Grenzen bleibt.