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Asia Battered by Worsening Natural Disasters

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) Last year was a particularly bad one for Asian countries facing nature’s wrath. Continue Reading

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Q&A: EU to Focus on Small Farms for Long-Term Gains

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Claudia Ciobanu interviews DACIAN CIOLOS, EU Commissioner for Agriculture

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) The EU’s “agriculture minister” tells TerraViva that in Europe, the push for food security made at Rio+20 will be continued with a future European development policy centred on this issue. Continue Reading

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Promised Green Economy Was a Fake, Say Activists

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) When the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development ended Friday, there were winners and losers – mostly losers. Continue Reading

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Rio+20 Is Not a Failure

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Don de Silva*

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) I disagree with the branding of Rio+20 as an abject “failure”. As a returnee from the 1992 Earth Summit, I have mixed views about the conference, some positive. Continue Reading

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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 – a BRICS Perspective” here this week. Continue Reading

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‘It Should be Named Planet Ocean, Not Planet Earth’

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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Refugiados por catástrofes climáticas

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 Junho (TerraViva) – O êxodo de populações da Somália para o Quênia ou Etiópia de finais de 2010 e ao longo de 2011 aponta para a discussão de uma nova preocupação mundial: os refugiados climáticos que se veem obrigados a deslocar-se para países vizinhos após serem atingidos por extremos do clima.

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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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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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Women Fighting Same Old Battles at Rio+20

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Zofeen Ebrahim

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) What does birth control have to do with reducing global emissions? Everything, women around the world would say, because they know how closely linked reproductive health is to poverty, food security, climate change and more. Continue Reading

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