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11-20 of 27 for the Category : Geographical and the Subcategory : Land Use & Land Management

Global Change

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Africa, as a whole, is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This is not only due to the actual changes expected, but also due to the poor capacity of its people to cope with the changes and the developmental constraints.

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Global Warming & Climate Change

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'Global warming', or 'climate change', refers to the rise in the planet's overall temperature due to anthropogenic (human-related) increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

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The grasslands biome is the second largest of the country's nine biomes, covering an area of 339 237.68 km2 in seven provinces.

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Integrated Environmental Management (IEM)

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Integrated environmental management is a philosophy that is concerned with finding the right balance (sometimes called the 'golden mean') between development and the environment.

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Interested & Affected Parties (AIP's)

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This is a term used to describe those people who have a concern about a development, project, policy or action and who need to be consulted during the process of decision making.

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Land Degradation

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The experts disagree on how to define land degradation and associated processes such as desertification, but as an issue it is not difficult to understand. Land degradation occurs when the economic and biological productivity of land is lost, primari

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape architecture is a diversified and creative design profession that integrates ecological, social, functional and aesthetic aspects of everyday life into designing places to improve people’s quality of life.

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Mining in Sensitive Areas

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Mining licenses have recently been granted in South Africa, or are pending, near areas such as Mapungubwe (a World Heritage Site), the Blyde River Canyon near the Kruger Park, Mtunzini on the Kwazulu-Natal Coast and the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape

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Public Participation (Consultation)

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There is a growing trend worldwide that requires projects and developments to be discussed with the public, especially local communities and interested and affected parties.

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