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Rural Women in Peru Key to Adaptation of Seeds to Climate Change

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

By Mariela Jara

LIMA, May 29, 2012 (IPS) РFor ages, rural women in the Peruvian highlands have been selecting and storing seeds, ensuring their preservation. But the authorities have failed to tap into this storehouse of knowledge and experience, despite the contributions it could make to the design of effective policies for adaptation to climate change, which poses a growing threat to the women’s livelihoods. Continue Reading

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Veto desarrollista al código forestal de Brasil

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

Por Fabiana Frayssinet

R√ćO DE JANEIRO, 29 may (IPS) – El veto parcial de la presidenta Dilma Rousseff a la pol√©mica reforma forestal de Brasil contrar√≠a los intereses “m√°s arcaicos del latifundio”, pero determina la victoria del sector productivo por sobre el desarrollo sustentable, afirman ecologistas.

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Q&A: North-South Divide Looms Heavily Over Rio+20 Summit

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen Interviews BRANISLAV GOSOVIC, author and former staffer on the Brundtland Commission on Environment

UNITED NATIONS, May 29, 2012 (IPS) – The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was to a large extent derailed by a North-South divide: a battle between a coalition of rich industrial nations versus the world’s developing countries led by the Group of 77.

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OP-ED: Rio+20 is Everyone’s Conference

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

By Sha Zukang*

UNITED NATIONS, May 29, 2012 (IPS) – The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, otherwise known as Rio+20, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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Ban frustrado às vésperas da Rio+20

Posted on 25 May 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Na√ß√Ķes Unidas, 25/5/2012, (IPS) – O secret√°rio-geral da Organiza√ß√£o das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, expressou sua frustra√ß√£o pela falta de progressos substanciais nas discuss√Ķes sobre um plano de a√ß√£o a ser aprovado na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel (Rio+20).

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Ativistas alertam para tese de negação da mudança climática

Posted on 24 May 2012 by admin

Fabiana Frayssinet

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 24/5/2012, (IPS) – Negar a mudan√ßa clim√°tica, como prega uma corrente cient√≠fica mundial, √© igual fazer o mesmo com o Holocausto do qual foram v√≠timas milh√Ķes de judeus, alertam os promotores de um encontro de legisladores, acad√™micos e ativistas, que acontecer√° paralelamente √† Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel (Rio+20).

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“Fracassar n√£o √© uma op√ß√£o para a Rio+20″

Posted on 24 May 2012 by admin

Redação IPS

Nova York, Estados Unidos, 24/5/2012, (IPS) – A C√ļpula da Terra, realizada em 1992 no Rio de Janeiro, foi descrita como uma das maiores confer√™ncias internacionais da hist√≥ria da Organiza√ß√£o das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas (ONU). Continue Reading

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Bangladesh aspira ser protagonista na Rio+20

Posted on 23 May 2012 by admin

Naimul Haq

Daca, Bangladesh, 23/5/2012, (IPS) – Especialistas acreditam que Bangladesh pode desempenhar um importante papel na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel (Rio+20), que acontecer√° de 20 a 22 de junho no Rio de Janeiro.

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Parlamento Europeu ausente da Rio+20

Posted on 21 May 2012 by admin

Julio Godoy

Berlim, Alemanha, 21/5/2012, (IPS) – A decis√£o do Parlamento Europeu de n√£o participar da Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel (Rio+20) no Brasil, em junho, argumentando que os custos dos hot√©is est√£o exorbitantes, provocou duras cr√≠ticas por parte da sociedade civil.

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SRI LANKA: Arrozeiros aderem à agenda da Rio+20

Posted on 21 May 2012 by admin

Amantha Perera

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21/5/2012, (IPS) – O ano passado foi repleto de extremos para a pequena aldeia de Verugal, no Sri Lanka. Primeiro foram as inunda√ß√Ķes, depois a seca; tudo conspirou contra uma boa colheita de arroz.

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