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Averting a Tsunami in the Himalayas

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Chewang Norphel is an unlikely hero. He’s a modest, small, quiet, thoughtful man, who doesn’t check his own image every time he walks by a mirror. A couple of years ago, some of his neighbours even thought that he was crazy. Continue Reading

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O valor das commodities ambientais

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Clarinha Glock

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 junho (TerraViva) – A economista brasileira Amyra El Kalili come√ßou a atuar no mercado financeiro quando as mulheres nem pensavam em chegar perto dos bancos. Uma das pioneiras no uso da express√£o commodities ambientais, em 18 de junho deu uma palestra sobre Fraudes no Monitoramento do Financiamento Clim√°tico durante um semin√°rio da agenda paralela da¬† Rio+20. ¬†Filha de um bedu√≠no palestino que chegou ao Brasil na d√©cada de 60, ¬†tem duas certezas: a primeira √© que palestinos e israelenses est√£o predestinados a conviverem lado a lado, por isso defende dois Estados para dois povos; e a segunda √© que o meio ambiente chegou ao mercado e os instrumentos econ√īmicos financeiros ambientais s√£o mais do que necess√°rios.

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Una cobaya agroecológica en Brasil

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabiana Frayssinet

SEROP√ČDICA, Brasil, 20 jun (TerraViva) Una hacienda agroecol√≥gica integrada funciona como centro de experimentaci√≥n para cient√≠ficos y t√©cnicos brasile√Īos, empe√Īados desde hace 20 a√Īos en demostrar que es posible obtener frutos de la tierra de forma barata, eficiente y sin perjudicar el ambiente ni la salud humana. Continue Reading

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Urban Farming for Greener Cities

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Imagine a green city, literally, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents itself as a perfect example. Fruit trees sandwiched between closely packed skyscrapers lining the city streets create a cool, natural and relaxing environment. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Putting Science to Work for Small Farmers

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana interviews FRANK RIJSBERMAN, CEO of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is putting science to work in boosting food production through a global research portfolio worth five billion dollars launched at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) earlier this week. Continue Reading

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Além da Rio+20: juntos por um futuro sustentável

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por José Graziano*

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 junho (TerraViva) – As declara√ß√Ķes finais da Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Meio Ambiente Humano de 1972 e a ECO-92 puseram o ser humano no centro do desenvolvimento sustent√°vel. No entanto, at√© hoje, mais de 900 milh√Ķes de pessoas ainda passam fome.

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Land Ownership Key to Greening Economy

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) Giving farmers an opportunity to own plots can turn around under-utilised land and make it highly productive, according to a senior agro-forestry expert at the ongoing United Nations’ negotiations on sustainable development. Continue Reading

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Rio Outcome Bleak With No New Funding

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) Amidst recrimination, anger and charges of ‚Äústrong arm tactics‚ÄĚ, negotiators eventually endorsed a global plan of action for sustainable development following marathon sessions lasting over six weary days. Continue Reading

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Compromiso voluntario de reforestación en preocupante rezago

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 jun (TerraViva)¬† El mundo se comprometi√≥ hasta ahora a restaurar solo 18 millones de hect√°reas de bosques para 2020, lo que corresponde a apenas 12 por ciento de la meta de 150 millones de hect√°reas acordada en el Desaf√≠o de Bonn, del a√Īo pasado. Continue Reading

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Economia verde: proteção das florestas por comunidades tradicionais

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 Junho (TerraViva) ‚Äď O ano de 1992 foi o momento em que o mundo parou para discutir sobre desenvolvimento sustent√°vel, mas nenhum acordo foi assinado em prol da preserva√ß√£o das florestas. Agora, duas d√©cadas ap√≥s, ambientalistas, alian√ßas internacionais e organiza√ß√Ķes n√£o governamentais se re√ļnem na Rio+20 para defender que os povos das florestas s√£o os maiores protagonistas da preserva√ß√£o das √°reas verdes no mundo.

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