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Rio Ends With Raft of Voluntary Pledges

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) “With volunteers, we will drive sustainable development forward.” These were the words of Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, at the close of Rio+20 on Jun 22. Continue Reading

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Desafio da Fome Zero requer fim dos desperdícios

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Clarinha Glock

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 junho (TerraViva) – O desafio de aliviar a fome de cerca de 900 milh√Ķes de pessoas em todo mundo √© uma das prioridades das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas. Continue Reading

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Impedindo um tsunami no Himalaia

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 de junho (TerraViva) Chewang Norphel é um herói improvável. Ele é um homem modesto, pequeno, quieto e pensativo, que não checa sua imagem cada vez que passa por um espelho. Há alguns anos, seus vizinhos até pensaram que ele era louco. Continue Reading

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Climate Refugees ‚Äď Today‚Äôs New Reality

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Fabíola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) The continued exodus of Somalis to Kenya and Ethiopia has fuelled the debate on a new issue of global concern: climate refugees, driven from their homes and across borders by extreme weather events.

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Asia Battered by Worsening Natural Disasters

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) Last year was a particularly bad one for Asian countries facing nature’s wrath. 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 ‚Äď mostly losers. Continue Reading

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India, Brazil Share Lessons in Combating Hunger

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Darryl D’Monte

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) “Thousands of farmers are waiting on the side of the road for land reform,” Milton Rondo Filho, Brazil’s minister for international cooperation for tackling hunger, told a meeting organised by Oxfam on “Inequalities and Sustainable Development ‚Äď a BRICS Perspective” here this week. Continue Reading

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Our Livelihoods, Their Lunch

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Canadian grain and lentils farmer Nettie Wiebs does not support a green economy, a term she says has become a euphemism for corporate land grabbing that is putting smallholder farmers out of business. Continue Reading

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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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