Developing Markets

Paula Tommila

22.01.2019

Large-scale agricultural production shapes productivity in Africa

When travelling across southern and eastern Africa, it is evident that farming is a critical livelihood for people, yet there is plenty of room for improvement in productivity and efficiency of land use. Together with global population growth and increasing consumption, sustainable ways for increasing agricultural production are desperately needed.

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Developing Markets

Paula Tommila

15.11.2018

Holiday destinations under development

In tourism, Africa is on the path to become the next Thailand. African tourism industry provides an opportunity for substantial revenues through reasonable investments, with a potential for significant development impacts. The Dqae Qare San Lodge in Western Botswana and Liquid Dive Adventures resort in Mozambique perfectly exemplify how tourism can create real local impacts.

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Developing Markets

Minna Kuusisto

12.09.2018

How to finance the SDGs, part 3: Build a bridge

So, here’s what have we learned so far: We have recognized the massive SDG funding gap. We know there are investors hunting for yield and hungry for impact. We also know there is an aid community fiercely working for a better and more equal world, simultaneously stunned by the fact that their efforts alone will not be enough. What do we need to bridge the gap?

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Developing Markets

Paula Tommila

03.09.2018

Exploring the various landscapes of African entrepreneurship

Our international business manager Paula Tommila will be touring southern and eastern Africa for the rest of the year. We are sad to see her leave, but as a parting gift, she has promised to write a series of blogs about her travels through the new African landscapes of entrepreneurship.

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Developing Markets

Minna Kuusisto

30.08.2018

How to finance the SDGs, part 2: A hero in disguise

There is enough money in the world to achieve the SDGs. Not saying the aid community is powerless, we still need a new hero to achieve the SDGs. And guess what? We already have one. The challenge for the new hero is to put their money where their mouth is.

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Developing Markets

Minna Kuusisto

24.08.2018

How to finance the SDGs, part 1: Mind the gap

Achieving the SDGs and limiting the global warming to well below 2°C require enormous effort. More importantly, it requires a lot of money. In developing countries only, new investments worth 2.5 trillion USD are needed on an annual basis every year until 2030 to achieve the sustainable development goals. That is, on top of what is already invested. How could we close this funding gap?

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Developing Markets

Pasi Rinne

16.02.2018

New forms of funding would support the efforts of the Finns for developing circular economy (in Finnish)

Suomalaisten yritysten rooli kehityshankkeissa on herättänyt keskustelua (HS Talous 9.2.). On herätty siihen, ettei perinteisen kehitysyhteistyön supistuminen ja vähentyneiden tukirahojen kanavoituminen investointipohjaisiin malleihin ole enää uhka suomalaisten osallisuudelle kehitysmaita tukevissa hankkeissa. Se voi olla jopa mahdollisuus.

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Developing Markets

Julia Illman

26.03.2014

Climate funding needs transparency

Adapting to the impacts of climate change will require major climate action and massive increases in climate finance. Public funding must be used in more effective and transparent ways and in manners that catalyze private funding for climate mitigation as well as adaptation.

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Developing Markets

Pasi Rinne

30.05.2013

Tanzania – a place to be

One of the world’s fastest growing economies with young, growing and urbanizing population. One of the biggest Foreign Direct Investment targets in Africa. Enormous minerals and gas reserves. Enough fertile land to feed a good part of the world…

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Developing Markets

Pasi Rinne

22.11.2011

Africa – the New China in making

Africa could be on the brink of an economic takeoff. Its vast richness of natural resources and growing population could be the ingredients for being the New China. Not without innovative solutions for sustainability.

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Developing Markets

Gaia pressroom

17.03.2011

Trouble in Paradise – Experiences from the Caribbean region

The Caribbean is not only about beaches – it is also about economic, social and environmental challenges. I have spent the last 15 months working with Red Cross National Societies in the Caribbean to improve disaster preparedness of the area. Now being back at Gaia again, I would like to share some experiences with you.

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Developing Markets

Gaia pressroom

17.03.2009

One Billion People at Risk – India has a mixed record on climate change

At the same time climate change discussions are calling for ”a global solution to a global problem”, the issue is not perceived as such in all parts of the world. Although India will face several serious challenges from climate change; history, faith and religion play their own part in how Indians regard the matter.

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Developing Markets

Gaia pressroom

28.11.2008

“Low Carbon China” (in Finnish)

Vuonna 2003 Kiinan uskottiin nousevan maailman suurimmaksi kasvihuonepäästäjäksi vuoteen 2012 mennessä. Vuonna 2005 arvioitiin Kiinan saavuttavan Yhdysvallat jo vuonna 2010. Viime vuonna voitiin todeta, että Kiina ohitti Yhdysvaltojen päästöt jo vuonna 2006.

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