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Greenpeace wants SA to pull up its emission socks

Developing countries usually get a free ride, or something close to it, when it comes to global environmental issues. But Greenpeace obviously wants to change that. Reports on a new report (we haven’t seen the actual report ourselves yet) say the tree-huggers believe SA can hugely cut its greenhouse gas emissions without impeding the growth needed for poverty alleviation. Just by being, you know, more efficient and stuff. The report as such isn’t very important, but it bodes ill. Looks like SA may be severed from the rest of Africa and held to a higher standard at last.

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