Rio+20: Valuing land for future generations

Rio+20 (14/06/2012) – Phiri Elijah a teacher at the University of Zambia explains his study in Zambia which aims to marry the value of resources and the value of the land itself – aimed at helping the government make strategic policies.

He talks of his concerns that land is often under priced and stresses that even before land is built upon it has a value, particularly now when we speak of carbon sequestering and finding out how much carbon can be stored in soil and in forests. By understanding the value of land, he believes people will use it in a manner that does not degrade it and in a way that allows generations to come to use that land again.