Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin
By Thalif Deen
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) As the global population threatens to explode – from the current seven billion to over nine billion by mid-century – the sharp increase in humans not only means overcrowded cities but also increasing demands on food, water, energy and shelter, foreshadowing devastating implications for a sustainable future. Continue Reading
Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin
By Isabella De Grave
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 7, 2012 (IPS) – Irreversible environmental damage threatens to destabilise the world’s life-support systems unless urgent action is taken, according to the latest Global Environment Report (GEO-5) which looks to the Rio+20 summit as a crucial opportunity to halt this decline.
Posted on 30 May 2012 by admin
By Julio Godoy
PARIS, May 30, 2012 (IPS) – The reproductive rights agenda, from improving womenâs access to education to systematic family planning to reducing birth rates and combating poverty, has become a cornerstone of most industrialised nationsâ development policies toward the least developed countries (LDCs), comprised primarily of sub-Saharan African states.