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Presidenta Dilma critica países ricos por falta de recursos para a economia verde

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 Junho (TerraViva) ‚Äď No primeiro dia da Rio+20 com a participa√ß√£o dos chefes de Estado e de Governos ap√≥s uma semana de duras negocia√ß√Ķes entre as delega√ß√Ķes internacionais, a presidente do Brasil Dilma Rousseff, pa√≠s anfitri√£o da Confer√™ncia, defendeu o princ√≠pio de responsabilidades comuns, por√©m diferenciadas entre pa√≠ses ricos e em desenvolvimento.

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If Rio+20 Fails, We All Lose, Says General Assembly President

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The president of the U.N.’s highest policy-making body is one of the strongest advocates of the Rio+20 summit ‚Äď and is determined to work towards its eventual success. Continue Reading

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Resultados sombrios no Rio sem novos financiamentos

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 de junho (TerraViva) Em meio a raiva, recrimina√ß√Ķes e acusa√ß√Ķes de “t√°ticas de m√£o pesada”, os negociadores finalmente aprovaram um plano de a√ß√£o global para o desenvolvimento sustent√°vel, depois de longas maratonas de debates, em mais de seis dias cansativos. Continue Reading

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Urban Farming for Greener Cities

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Imagine a green city, literally, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents itself as a perfect example. Fruit trees sandwiched between closely packed skyscrapers lining the city streets create a cool, natural and relaxing environment. Continue Reading

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Humanity’s Footprint Oversteps Earth’s Boundaries

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (Terra Viva) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provided a frightening scenario of the not-too-distant future to over 100 world leaders present at the opening Wednesday of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio de Janeiro. Continue Reading

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Banks Pledge 175 Billion for Clean Public Transport

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANERIO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Even before the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development opened here, one effect of the summit was already reverberating through the streets of Rio. Continue Reading

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Quatro países bloquearam a proteção aos oceanos

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 de junho (TerraViva) Tr√™s pa√≠ses industrializados ‚Äď Estados Unidos, Canad√° e Jap√£o ‚Äď e a R√ļssia bloquearam um avan√ßo substancial na prote√ß√£o dos oceanos na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, a Rio+20, no Rio de Janeiro, de acordo com ativistas ambientais. Continue Reading

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TerraViva, the Inconvenient Witness

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Roberto Savio*

The 1992 Earth Summit was one of the great moments of collective optimism. Maurice Strong of Canada, who founded the U.N. Environment Programme, managed to move on three fronts simultaneously. First, the customary one, was to call together the heads of state.

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Megacities Face Life or Death Choices

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Analysis by Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The clich√© that mammoth summits like Rio+20 are “too big to succeed” can also be applied to the megacities of our day such as Rio de Janeiro: they are simply too big to become green and sustainable. Continue Reading

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Sustentabilidade por amor

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Alice Marcondes

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 junho (TerraViva) ‚ÄúQuando os chefes de governo deixam de exercer sua lideran√ßa, eles deixam de ser importantes.‚ÄĚ Esta foi a maneira como a canadense Severn Suzuki expressou seu sentimento em rela√ß√£o √† Rio+20, a Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas para o Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, que acontece no Rio de Janeiro at√© o dia 22.

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