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Agriculture Emerges as Bright Spot on Rio Horizon

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Agriculture and food security are one area where experts say that even a more general level of agreement, as reached in the final Rio+20 declaration, constitutes progress. 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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Haunting Sculptures Depict World in Crisis

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Danish artist Jen Galschiot is sending a strong message to delegates at the Rio+20 summit – one that some may not wish to hear. 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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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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Megacidades enfrentam escolhas de vida ou morte

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

An√°lise de Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 de junho (TerraViva) O clich√™ de que c√ļpulas gigantescas como a Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, a Rio+20, s√£o “grandes demais para ter sucesso” tamb√©m pode ser aplicado para as megal√≥poles dos nossos dias, tais como o Rio de Janeiro: elas s√£o simplesmente grandes demais para se tornarem verdes e sustent√°veis. Continue Reading

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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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Earth Summits Fail Biodiversity in India

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Analysis by Malini Shankar

BANGALORE, Jun 21 (TerraViva)

Heads of state and governments are meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week to decide how to renew their pledges made during the first Earth Summit held in Rio in 1992.

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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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