Monday, May 14, 2007

Zimbabwe and sustainable development

Sometimes its hard to think of an obvious oxymoron. However, the decision by the UN to appoint Zimbabwe to chair its Commission on Sustainable Development makes the task of ready contradiction much simpler. Despite clear, well-founded opposition, common sense and any sense of program integrity, the UN bureaucracy has again shown itself to be impervious to any logic or principle other than that of its own, arcane politics.
Zimbabwe: sustainable development.
Now I really do agree it is time to re-think, re-define and re-conceptualize the foundational construct for environmental policy and resource management.

update: good commentary here and here