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Falta uma estratégia para enfrentar a “crise civilizatória”

Posted on 25 June 2012 by admin

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, 23 junho (TerraViva)  A Conferencia Global para os Assentamentos Humanos (Habitat II), em Istambul há 16 anos, foi das mais abertas à participação da sociedade civil, senão a campeã. Acolheu num grosso volume conclusivo milhares de  propostas e recomendações dos participantes.

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Belo Monte, referencia internacional do movimento contra barragens

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 junho (TerraViva) – O moçambicano Jeremias Vunjanhe conseguiu, na caótica Cúpula dos Povos, encontrar os ativistas do Movimento Xingu Vivo que denunciavam a criminalização dos seus ativistas pela policia de Altamira, no interior do Pará.

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Prepare-se para um mundo de nove bilhões

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 de junho (IPS/TerraViva) Com a população mundial ameaçando explodir – dos sete bilhões atuais para mais de nove bilhões até meados do século –, o aumento acentuado de seres humanos não significa apenas cidades superlotadas, mas também uma demanda crescente por alimentos, água, energia e abrigo, prenunciando implicações devastadoras para um futuro sustentável. 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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‘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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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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Clean Energy, Dirty Industry Funding?

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Over one billion people in the developing world could benefit from the Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring electricity and clean-burning cookstoves to those without by 2030, U.N. officials said here June 21. 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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