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Red protest against the green economy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Members of unions and the Landless Movement (MST) dominated the parade of nations, covering with red the Avenida Rio Branco, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, with at least 50,000 people protesting against the green economy. 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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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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Q&A: “Developing Countries Are Tough Competitors for the EU”

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Claudia Ciobanu interviews KARL FALKENBERG, head EU negotiator at Rio+20

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) The European Union considers the Rio+20 final document as imperfect, but a good starting point for further work. Continue Reading

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Despite Setbacks, EU Calls Rio a Success

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) In the face of opposition from some developing countries, the European Union failed to get all it wanted from the final Rio+20 final agreement. Nevertheless, the Europeans decided to look at Rio as a good start. Continue Reading

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Dinheiro para a mobilidade sustentável

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz
RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 Junho (TerraViva) – O conjunto dos oito maiores bancos de desenvolvimento do mundo anunciaram, nesta quarta-feira, dia 20 de junho, um investimento inédito de U$S 175 bilhões em projetos de sistemas de transportes sustentáveis.
O compromisso firmado durante a Rio+20 tem como meta priorizar projetos de mobilidade nos países em desenvolvimento ao longo de uma década. O setor de transportes é uma das principais fontes de emissão de gases de efeito estufa no mundo, resultado de décadas de um planejamento urbano centrado na mobilidade através de carros particulares em detrimento do transporte público.
O congestionamento, a poluição atmosférica, os acidentes de trânsito e os efeitos das mudanças climáticas podem gerar prejuízos anuais de 5% a 10% do PIB (Produto Interno Bruto) dos países.

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The Battle Is On for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) More than 300 lawmakers have signed the Rio+20 Legislators’ Protocol to keep an eye on politicians who make promises on sustainability commitments they never keep. Continue Reading

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