Focus point: Political sciences - Participation not paternalism : Other aspects of a solar partnership with Africa
Due to its causes and its environmental impact, climate change is normally considered a subject for the natural sciences. But with a view to its consequences, it must also become a central subject for social and cultural studies.Africa has contributed very little to climate change, but it may suffer many of the consequences. A genuine solar ... partnership between Africa and Europe must offer the African partners a fair and autonomous development opportunity. Opportunities that are not usually provided in current development cooperation initiatives.
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Spiegel der Forschung 25, 2 - English version (2008), 16-21