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India, Brazil Share Lessons in Combating Hunger

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Darryl D’Monte

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) “Thousands of farmers are waiting on the side of the road for land reform,” Milton Rondo Filho, Brazil’s minister for international cooperation for tackling hunger, told a meeting organised by Oxfam on “Inequalities and Sustainable Development ‚Äď a BRICS Perspective” here this week. Continue Reading

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‚ÄėIt Should be Named Planet Ocean, Not Planet Earth‚Äô

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews WENDY-WATSON WRIGHT, executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

YEOSU, South Korea, Jun. 21 (TerraViva) Oceans, seas and coasts provide over 200 million jobs globally, while 4.3 billion people get 15 percent of their intake of animal protein from the seas. Travel and tourism, ports and energy production use oceans and seas to create jobs and economic and social benefits for millions of people.

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Our Livelihoods, Their Lunch

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Canadian grain and lentils farmer Nettie Wiebs does not support a green economy, a term she says has become a euphemism for corporate land grabbing that is putting smallholder farmers out of business. Continue Reading

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Sociedad civil frustrada por ‚Äúcompleto fracaso‚ÄĚ

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Amantha Perera y Claudia Ciobanu

R√ćO DE JANEIRO, 21 jun (TerraViva) ¬†El resultado de R√≠o+20 hasta ahora es un fiasco para las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG), que rechazaron el documento final negociado por los gobiernos. Continue Reading

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Clean Energy, Dirty Industry Funding?

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Over one billion people in the developing world could benefit from the Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring electricity and clean-burning cookstoves to those without by 2030, U.N. officials said here June 21. Continue Reading

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Red protest against the green economy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Members of unions and the Landless Movement (MST) dominated the parade of nations, covering with red the Avenida Rio Branco, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, with at least 50,000 people protesting against the green economy. Continue Reading

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Pa√≠ses amaz√īnicos querem metas de desenvolvimento sustent√°vel

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 Junho (TerraViva) ‚Äď Apesar de a vers√£o final da declara√ß√£o da Rio+20 n√£o incluir metas definidas para o desenvolvimento sustent√°vel, as chamadas SDGs em ingl√™s (Sustainable Development Goals), os pa√≠ses amaz√īnicos se lan√ßaram √† miss√£o de sair da Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas no Rio de Janeiro com a defini√ß√£o de metas de desenvolvimento sustent√°vel para a Amaz√īnia, como o desmatamento zero para 2020.

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NGOs Reject Final Rio Document

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) ‚Äď NGOs present at the Rio+20 conference complain that they were only consulted on the official document at the last minute, when they could no longer make a significant impact. Continue Reading

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The Path of Sustainability from Rio to Milan

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Imagine a space in which humanity can reconcile the often conflicting imperatives of population and a healthy natural environment. Continue Reading

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Epic Theatre in Rio, Says Greenpeace’s Naidoo

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) The outcome of Rio+20 was dismissed as a “complete failure” for its lack of specific targets and deadlines by Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace. Continue Reading

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