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Prepare-se para um mundo de nove bilhões

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 de junho (IPS/TerraViva) Com a população mundial ameaçando explodir – dos sete bilhões atuais para mais de nove bilhões até meados do século –, o aumento acentuado de seres humanos não significa apenas cidades superlotadas, mas também uma demanda crescente por alimentos, água, energia e abrigo, prenunciando implicações devastadoras para um futuro sustentável. 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 – mostly losers. Continue Reading

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IPS Announces Launch of WebTV

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) After nearly 50 years as an international wire service, the Rome-based Inter Press Service (IPS) is branching out into WebTV, keeping pace with the latest advances in digital technology. Continue Reading

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Get Ready for a World of Nine Billion

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

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Pegada humana supera os limites da Terra

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 20 de junho (Terra Viva) O secretário-geral da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, apresentou um cenário assustador para o futuro não muito distante a mais de cem líderes mundiais presentes na abertura da Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, a Rio+20, no Rio de Janeiro no dia 20. Continue Reading

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If Rio+20 Fails, We All Lose, Says General Assembly President

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The president of the U.N.’s highest policy-making body is one of the strongest advocates of the Rio+20 summit – and is determined to work towards its eventual success. Continue Reading

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Resultados sombrios no Rio sem novos financiamentos

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 de junho (TerraViva) Em meio a raiva, recriminações e acusações de “táticas de mão pesada”, os negociadores finalmente aprovaram um plano de ação global para o desenvolvimento sustentável, depois de longas maratonas de debates, em mais de seis dias cansativos. Continue Reading

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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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Rio+20 Reaching Virtual Millions in U.N. Campaign

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (Terra Viva) The United Nations has been running a social media campaign for Rio+20 with the entire U.N. system reaching an amazing number of people – and hundreds of millions of impressions. Continue Reading

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Rio Outcome Bleak With No New Funding

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) Amidst recrimination, anger and charges of “strong arm tactics”, negotiators eventually endorsed a global plan of action for sustainable development following marathon sessions lasting over six weary days. Continue Reading

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