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Humanity’s Footprint Oversteps Earth’s Boundaries

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (Terra Viva) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provided a frightening scenario of the not-too-distant future to over 100 world leaders present at the opening Wednesday of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio de Janeiro. Continue Reading

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Banks Pledge 175 Billion for Clean Public Transport

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANERIO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Even before the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development opened here, one effect of the summit was already reverberating through the streets of Rio. Continue Reading

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Are you ready to Connect4Climate?

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa last December, the World Bank Connect4Climate social media campaign launched a photo and video contest on climate change.

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Quatro países bloquearam a proteção aos oceanos

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 de junho (TerraViva) Tr√™s pa√≠ses industrializados ‚Äď Estados Unidos, Canad√° e Jap√£o ‚Äď e a R√ļssia bloquearam um avan√ßo substancial na prote√ß√£o dos oceanos na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, a Rio+20, no Rio de Janeiro, de acordo com ativistas ambientais. Continue Reading

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Na √Āfrica, os renov√°veis iluminam a escurid√£o

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 de junho (TerraViva) C√ļpulas gigantes como a Rio+20 podem facilmente degenerar em papo-furado e cen√°rio para discursos in√ļteis. Continue Reading

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Entrevista: “Apenas uma grande cat√°strofe nos for√ßar√° a mudar”

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

Julio Godoy entrevista JONATHAN BAILLIE, um importante bi√≥logo brit√Ęnico e membro da Zoological Society of London

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 de junho (TerraViva) N√£o √© mais novidade que o estado ambiental da Terra √© catastr√≥fico. Contudo, entender alguns n√ļmeros que descrevem esta cat√°strofe ainda provoca um choque ‚Äď por exemplo, que 30% da biodiversidade desapareceu desde 1970, e que 60% desse decl√≠nio ocorreu nas √°reas tropicais do planeta. Continue Reading

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Reforestation Pledges Reach Only 12 Percent of Target

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) The world’s countries have committed themselves so far to restoring just 18 million hectares of forests by 2020, barely 12 percent of the goal of 150 million hectares agreed by the Bonn Challenge in 2011.

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Doubts over Impact of Sustainable Development Dialogues

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

Clarinha Glock

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) Announced as an innovative way to encourage the participation of Internet users and the public in general in the debates at Rio+20, the proposal for Sustainable Development Dialogues also raised doubts about the impact its recommendations would have.

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Four Countries Blocked Protection of the Oceans

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) ‚Äď Three industrialised countries ‚Äď the U.S., Canada and Japan ‚Äď and Russia blocked a substantial advancement in the protection of the oceans at the U.N. conference on sustainable development here, according to environmental activists. Continue Reading

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Rio’s Roadmap Falls Flat, Civil Society Groups Say

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

by Stephen Leahy

RIO DE JANEIRO, ¬†Jun 19 (TerraViva) – “Very disappointing.” That was the term business and non-governmental organisations used to describe the formal intergovernmental negotiations at the Rio+20 Earth Summit Tuesday.

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