Sunday, April 12, 2009

(No) Drilly, Baby, Drill sez Friedman

Nice column by Thomas Friedman on how Costa Rica has rolled environmental management together with other priorities since the late '90s. That's when environment, energy, mining and water were all placed under one minister. This led to an integrated way of approaching the environment and development - seeing them as compatible rather than mutually exclusive. Though oil was discovered in Costa Rican territory, the country decided to ban drilling. See the column here:

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