Preparing the groundwork for a network of geoparks in Africa
The Republic of Congo came a step closer towards setting up a geopark between 13 and 18 June when it was one of 14 African countries which sent delegates to a training course on geological heritage in the departments of PointeNoire and Kouilou The 25 young geologists left the course vowing to inventory the geological heritage in their respective countries
French customs return 998 stolen fossils to UNESCO Global Geopark in Brazil
On 24 May French customs officers returned a palaeontological treasure trove to the Brazilian authorities 998 fossils dating from the Cretaceous period 14565 million years ago These fossils had been stolen from a geopark in the basin of Araripe in north Brazil that has been part of a UNESCO global network since 2006 The fossils were seized by customs officers in the French port of Le Havre in 2013 It is understood that the traffickers who were later arrested in Brazil had been planning to sell them via Internet
Interview with Emanuela Gregorio, Economist and Coordinator of Fashionomics Africa
Partner of the Biennale of Luanda Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank that aims to increase Africas participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chain
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest