Sustainable Development in Mozambique
For many years, Mozambique has been near the bottom of the UN Human Development Index, but recent discoveries of gas, coal, and mineral deposits have created opportunities for rapid economic development. While the government places some importance on sustainability, there are ongoing problems related to transparency, top-down decision-making, urbanization and climate change.
Peter Bechtel ’81 is the director of Andorinha Azul Ambiental, a company specializing in sustainable development. Ruth Mkhwanazi-Bechtel is program director of Vanderbilt University’s Friends in Global Health in Mozambique
sustainable development, sustainability, Mozambique, Africa, natural resources extraction, economic development, transparency, urbanization, climate change, environment
African Studies | Environmental Studies | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy
Bechtel, Peter and Ruth Mkhwanazi-Bechtel. "Sustainable Development in Mozambique." Ensemble video, 01:19:03. February 27, 2013. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/p3L7JoGt