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Are you ready to Connect4Climate?

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Sabina Zaccaro

In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa last December, the World Bank Connect4Climate social media campaign launched a photo and video contest on climate change.

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Na África, os renováveis iluminam a escuridão

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 de junho (TerraViva) Cúpulas gigantes como a Rio+20 podem facilmente degenerar em papo-furado e cenário para discursos inúteis. Continue Reading

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In Africa, Renewables Light Up the Darkness

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) – Mammoth summits such as Rio+20 can easily degenerate into confections of hot air, settings for useless sing-alongs. Continue Reading

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African Delegation Sceptical about “Natural Capital”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) As the first World Summit of Legislators concludes here, the Kenyan delegation has warned that the world’s developing nations must be careful when putting a monetary value on natural resources. Continue Reading

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Calls for an African Green Revolution, Only Smarter

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

By Carey L. Biron

To deal with looming food crises in the coming decades, Africa needs a Green Revolution on par with what took place in Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, according to experts in Washington.

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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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    Thomson Reuters Foundation and the World Bank have jointly produced a video explaining the concept of “natural capital accounting” in the run-up to the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The seven-minute video news release (VNR) was created as part of a World Bank campaign for countries to carry through on promises to include the full [...]
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