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Compromissos de reflorestas alcançam 12% das áreas verdes

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 Junho (TerraViva) – O mundo se comprometeu até agora a restaurar apenas 18 milhões de hectares de florestas até 2020, o que corresponde a apenas 12% da meta de 150 milhões de hectares acordada no Desafio de Bonn, na Alemanha, em 2011.

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Capital natural se abre paso en el mundo financiero

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabiana Frayssinet * – TerraViva

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 18 jun (IPS) Responsables del sector financiero de varios países asumieron el compromiso de incorporar el concepto capital natural en sus productos y servicios para defender un patrimonio que, según entienden, necesita un precio para impedir más devastación. Continue Reading

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UN, People’s Summit Clash over Green Economy

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) – U.N. Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner believes that he and the Rio+20 People’s Summit agree that the global economic model has caused the current environmental destruction. But the discussion on what to replace it with turned into an acrid debate.

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The Two Faces of BRICS Development Aid

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Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) face a key choice: to opt for “good” development aid, based on sustainable development, or for the “bad” old traditional model, which they criticised when they were its recipients.

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Q&A: “Only a Major Catastrophe Will Force Us to Change”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Julio Godoy interviews JONATHAN BAILLIE, leading British biologist and member of the Zoological Society of London

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) That the environmental state of the Earth is catastrophic is no longer news. But grasping some figures that describe this catastrophe still provokes a shock – for instance, that 30 percent of biodiversity has disappeared since 1970, and that 60 percent of this decline has taken place in the tropical areas of the planet. Continue Reading

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African Delegation Sceptical about “Natural Capital”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) As the first World Summit of Legislators concludes here, the Kenyan delegation has warned that the world’s developing nations must be careful when putting a monetary value on natural resources. Continue Reading

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Steiner e Cúpula dos Povos se chocam quanto à economia verde

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Por Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, 17 junho (TerraViva) – O diretor-executivo do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente (Pnuma), Achim Steiner, acredita que ele a Cúpula dos Povos coincidem quanto ao atual modelo econômico ter causado o colapso ambiental. Porém, o diálogo sobre como substituí-lo se transformou em áspero debate. 

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Novo conjunto de metas de desenvolvimento sustentável vai além de 2015

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por  Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 17 junho (TerraViva) Quando os líderes mundiais de mais de cem países concluírem sua cúpula de três dias, a Rio+20, no Brasil, entre 20 e 22 deste mês, eles deixarão para trás os fragmentos despedaçados de uma série de propostas que nunca saíram do papel.

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Uso do solo e da água não precisa ser um jogo de soma zero

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, 17 junho (TerraViva) – Sistemas integrados de paisagens que promovam mais a cooperação do que a competição podem acabar com conflitos globais sobre água, energia e uso do solo decorrentes da forma como o mundo produz alimentos, diz um novo estudo global.

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Economia solidaria na luta contra economia verde

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO. 18 Junho (TerraViva) – A Cúpula dos Povos transformou o Aterro do Flamengo numa grande feira de artesanato, enquanto seus ativistas mais articulados amaldiçoam a mercantilização de tudo. A economia solidaria está presente nos discursos e no “camelódromo”, ocupando 12 barracas divididas por duas entidades cada uma. Continue Reading

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