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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) – 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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“Sustainable” Development Locks Out Indigenous People

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) He was on a flight to the biggest international summit on environment in a decade when Kenyan indigenous rights activist Peter Kitelo’s attention was suddenly drawn to a government advertisement. 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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ZERO TEN TWENTY – The Children of Rio

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

It’s 1992. Baby Vusumzi lives with his mother, Mavis, in a small house in a black township called Thornhill, one of the places blacks were moved to during apartheid. Vusumzi’s father has just died of pneumonia and Mavis’ work as a cleaner all they have to survive.

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Green Economy, the New Enemy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Social movements, especially trade unions and landless workers, are blasting the “new green economy” proposed at Rio+20. “It is just a fresh coat of paint on the old predatory model,” charged unionists at the march of at least 50,000 people Wednesday along Avenida Brasil in Río de Janeiro. 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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The Other Voices of Rio+20

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Fabiana Frayssinet

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IUCN working with COM+ at World Conservation Congress, Jeju, South Korea, 6-16 September 2012

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is a long standing member of COM+. It helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges by supporting scientific research; managing field projects all over the world; and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN, international conventions and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

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