Title With construction paused, let’s rethink roads and railway projects to protect people and nature Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 15/06/20 Description Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta fumed at construction delays on the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor in 2019 – a US$22 billion (£18 billion) transport network that includes a 32-berth port, highways, railways and pipelines. But these delays, caused by financing gaps, afforded fishers, pastoral farmers and conservationists time to challenge the project in court, and push for amended plans that better protect local habitats and migratory routes used by people, livestock and wildlife.
While major road and rail projects often break up wilderness and grazing lands, a sudden pause in construction can offer a lifeline to people fighting to protect these areas.
URL https://theconversation.com/with-construction-paused-lets-rethink-roads-and-railway-projects-to-protect-people-and-nature-137672 Persons Charis Enns
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Global inequalities
- Global Development Institute
- global development
- transport infrastructure