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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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Além da Rio+20: juntos por um futuro sustentável

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por José Graziano*

RIO DE JANEIRO, 18 junho (TerraViva) – As declarações finais da ConferĂŞncia das Nações Unidas sobre Meio Ambiente Humano de 1972 e a ECO-92 puseram o ser humano no centro do desenvolvimento sustentável. No entanto, atĂ© hoje, mais de 900 milhões de pessoas ainda passam fome.

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Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

By José Graziano da Silva*

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) As stated in the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and the 1992 Earth Summit, human beings are at the centre of sustainable development. Continue Reading

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Sin desarrollo sostenible no hay futuro

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

Por Sabina Zaccaro

ROMA, 31 may (IPS) – El hambre y la desnutriciĂłn deben abordarse de modo efectivo, pues están tan inextricablemente relacionados al desarrollo sostenible que deberĂ­an formar parte de la agenda de RĂ­o+20, segĂşn la OrganizaciĂłn de las Naciones Unidas para la AlimentaciĂłn y la Agricultura (FAO). Continue Reading

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