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Q&A: Women Must Be at the Forefront of Rio+20, and Beyond

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Isabelle de Grave interviews MICHELE BACHELET, Executive Director of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS/TerraViva) Unlocking women’s energies and allowing them to become drivers of change could fuel the motor of sustainable development. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Time to Stand with Farmers

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Sabina Zaccaro interviews CARLOS SERÉ of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 13 (TerraViva) Over the centuries, smallholders have learned to adjust to environmental changes and climate variability. But the climate is now changing too fast and intensely for farmers’ capacity to adapt. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “We All Have to Start Being City Changers”

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews JOAN CLOS, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12, 2012 (IPS/TerraViva) – Building the cities of the future requires not only smarter planning but a profound shift toward greater equity and social justice, says Joan Clos, executive director of the U.N. Human Settlements Programme, or UN-HABITAT. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “Today’s Food System Is Failing Small Farmers”

Posted on 11 June 2012 by admin

TerraViva interviews KANAYO F. NWANZE, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 11 (TerraViva) With heads of state from more than 120 nations and tens of thousands of civil society and international development experts gathering for the U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development next week, it is accepted wisdom that rethinking agriculture is one of most critical issues facing this and future generations. Continue Reading

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El mundo debe escuchar a los pequeños agricultores

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis entrevista a MOHAMED BÉAVOGUI, del FIDA

NACIONES UNIDAS, jun (IPS) – Será imposible hablar de sostenibilidad en Río+20 sin escuchar qué tienen para decir los pequeños agricultores del mundo, sostuvo el director de la Oficina de Asociación y Movilización de Recursos del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), Mohamed Béavogui. Continue Reading

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Ahead of Rio+20, “The Economy is Already Turning Green”

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

Sabina Zaccaro interviews CORRADO CLINI, Italian Minister of Environment

ROME, Jun 7, 2012 (IPS) – While governments make a last desperate attempt to agree on a plan of action for next week’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development – including plans on the transition to a green economy and a set of sustainable development goals – the real economy is already turning green, according to Italy’s minister of environment, Corrado Clini.

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“O desenvolvimento sustentável é inevitável”

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

Busani Bafana

Bulawayo, Zimbábue, 4/6/2012, (IPS) – Uma agricultura sustentável claramente definida deveria ser uma prioridade na agenda da Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, afirmou Sameer Dossani, coordenador de campanhas internacionais da ActionAid, em entrevista à IPS.

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Divisão Norte-Sul paira sobre a Rio+20

Posted on 01 June 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Nova York, Estados Unidos, 1/6/2012, (IPS) – A Cúpula da Terra de 1992 no Rio de Janeiro se viu em grande parte desbaratada pela divisão Norte-Sul: uma batalha entre uma coalizão de nações industrializadas ricas e o Grupo dos 77 (G-77), atualmente integrado por 134 países em desenvolvimento.

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Q&A: The World Must Learn From Smallholder Farmers

Posted on 30 May 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MOHAMED BÉAVOGUI of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

UNITED NATIONS, May 30, 2012 (IPS) – As Africa’s Sahel region faces a new food crisis, smallholder famers hold the key to making future development policies sustainable. Continue Reading

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Q&A: North-South Divide Looms Heavily Over Rio+20 Summit

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen Interviews BRANISLAV GOSOVIC, author and former staffer on the Brundtland Commission on Environment

UNITED NATIONS, May 29, 2012 (IPS) – The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was to a large extent derailed by a North-South divide: a battle between a coalition of rich industrial nations versus the world’s developing countries led by the Group of 77.

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