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Weak Rio+20 Agreement Anticipates New Noah’s Ark

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) – The downpour that fell Friday in this Brazilian city was nature’s warning to the heads of state meeting at the Rio+20 summit. The generation of Noe (Noah), an environmentalist’s son who will be born a month from now, will have to save biodiversity that is more complex than that of his Biblical namesake.

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La economĂ­a verde es una falacia, segĂșn activistas

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen * – TerraViva

RíO DE JANEIRO, 22 jun (TerraViva)  La cumbre Río+20 terminó este viernes 22 con ganadores y perdedores, pero principalmente con perdedores. 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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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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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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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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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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