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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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Earth Summit Negotiated the Size of the Zero

Posted on 06 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6, 2012 (IPS) – Amidst much political fanfare, the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro concluded with the adoption of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the landmark Agenda 21 blueprint for a sustainable future in the 21st century.

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U.N. Aims To Offset its Own Carbon Footprint

Posted on 01 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 1, 2012 (IPS) – As the international community readies for a global mega- conference on sustainable development in Brazil mid-June, the United Nations is determined to practice what it preaches to the outside world: improve resource efficiency and drastically reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ban frustrado às vésperas da Rio+20

Posted on 25 May 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Nações Unidas, 25/5/2012, (IPS) – O secretário-geral da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, expressou sua frustração pela falta de progressos substanciais nas discussões sobre um plano de ação a ser aprovado na ConferĂŞncia das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Rio+20).

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