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Card image 12 April 2019 Daily Maverick

Defeating inequality and planning for rapid urbanisation crucial for safety in SA cities

The South African Cities network launched its third report on urban safety. The report was based on crime statistics in nine metros — Buffalo City, Ethekwini, City of Johannesburg, Mangaung, Nelson Mandela Bay, Mangaung, City of Tshwane, Msunduzi and Cape Town — that make up the Cities Network. One aim of the report was to highlight that security doesn’t necessarily mean safety, and to begin to pilot strategies that will result in South Africa having safer cities.

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Halting new extraction projects will not be enough to stay within our rapidly dwindling carbon budget Some existing fossil fuel licences and production will need to be revoked and phased out early. Governments need to start tackling head-on how to do this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

A bit late, but here is my review of "The future is Degrowth" by @MGSchmelzer @a_vansi and Andrea Vetter, published by the ever fantastic @VersoBooks
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It’s here!!! Turning Land into Capital: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region with UWash Press, eds Philip Hirsch, Natalia Scurrah & Michael Dwyer (not tweeters) with stellar contributors. Folks, this took 8 years…making it read more like a monograph than edited vol

The “dinosaur chart”:

Most of the increases in carbon dioxide emissions since the year 1990 have been due to the consumption of the global top 10% income earners.

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