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Get Ready for a World of Nine Billion

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) As the global population threatens to explode – from the current seven billion to over nine billion by mid-century – the sharp increase in humans not only means overcrowded cities but also increasing demands on food, water, energy and shelter, foreshadowing devastating implications for a sustainable future. Continue Reading

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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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Indígenas querem cultura como pilar da sustentabilidade

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Clarinha Glock

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 junho (TerraViva) – Uma comitiva de 25 indígenas do Brasil, Filipinas, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Argentina e México chamou a atenção dos participantes da Rio+20. Com suas músicas e gritos, pinturas e roupas típicas, eles se reuniram perto das bandeiras símbolos do evento, no Riocentro, para entregar a Declaração da Kari-Oca 2 aos representantes do Brasil e das Nações Unidas. Outros 400 indígenas não puderam entrar – ficaram retidos na barreira de soldados, a poucos metros da entrada do principal pavilhão. A aldeia instalada em Jacarepaguá reuniu cerca de 600 indígenas de quase todo o mundo que analisaram a situação dos povos desde a Rio 92.

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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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Pegada humana supera os limites da Terra

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 de junho (Terra Viva) O secretário-geral da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, apresentou um cenário assustador para o futuro não muito distante a mais de cem líderes mundiais presentes na abertura da Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, a Rio+20, no Rio de Janeiro no dia 20. Continue Reading

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Megacidades enfrentam escolhas de vida ou morte

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Análise de Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 de junho (TerraViva) O clichê de que cúpulas gigantescas como a Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, a Rio+20, são “grandes demais para ter sucesso” também pode ser aplicado para as megalópoles dos nossos dias, tais como o Rio de Janeiro: elas são simplesmente grandes demais para se tornarem verdes e sustentáveis. 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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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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