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Novo conjunto de metas de desenvolvimento sustentåvel vai além de 2015

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Por  Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, 17 junho (TerraViva) Quando os lĂ­deres mundiais de mais de cem paĂ­ses concluĂ­rem sua cĂșpula de trĂȘs dias, a Rio+20, no Brasil, entre 20 e 22 deste mĂȘs, eles deixarĂŁo para trĂĄs os fragmentos despedaçados de uma sĂ©rie de propostas que nunca saĂ­ram do papel.

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New Set of Sustainable Development Goals Looks Beyond 2015

Posted on 17 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 17 (TerraViva) – When world leaders from over 100 countries wind up their three-day Rio+20 summit in Brazil next week, they will leave behind the shattered remains of a slew of proposals that never got off the ground. Continue Reading

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Amid Stalemate Over Final Action Plan, Brazil Takes Over Negotiations

Posted on 16 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 16 (TerraViva) After several long months of hard bargaining and protracted negotiations, the 193-member Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) drafting a blueprint for a green economy and sustainable development ran true to form, ending its discussions in a predictable stalemate. Continue Reading

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Activistas no lamentan ausencia de Obama en RĂ­o+20

Posted on 15 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

RÍO DE JANEIRO, Jun (TerraViva)  En la Cumbre de la Tierra, celebrada en 1992, el entonces presidente estadounidense George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) respondió duramente a las acusaciones contra su país, uno de los mayores emisores de gases invernadero.

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Activists Aren’t Mourning Obama’s Absence

Posted on 14 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 14 (TerraViva) When a reluctant George H.W. Bush, Sr., then U.S. president, changed his mind and decided at the eleventh hour to address the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, he sounded defensive in his strong response to charges that the United States was one of the major powers responsible for the some of the world’s worst environmental ills – from greenhouse gases to conspicuous consumption. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Volunteer Spirit Alive in Rio

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen Interviews FLAVIA PANSIERI, Executive Coordinator of UN Volunteers

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS/TerraViva) – When the Rio+20 summit gets underway in Brazil next week, the estimated 50,000 to 60,000 participants will not only include world leaders, government delegates and U.N. staffers but also a staggering array of activists from the far corners of the world. Continue Reading

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Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS/TerraViva) – The thematic battle at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Brazil next week will be primarily around the new concept of a “green economy” – and how best to define it. Continue Reading

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Transforming Political Platitudes into Economic Realities

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS/TerraViva) – When world leaders endorse the final plan of action, titled “The Future We Want, at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil next week, a lingering question may remain unanswered: how best can the United Nations transform political platitudes into economic realities? Continue Reading

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Will Water Dry Up at Rio Summit?

Posted on 11 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, June 11 (IPS/TerraViva) – The headline in a New York newspaper last March captured the essence of a future potential threat to political stability the world over: “U.S. Report Sees Tensions Over Water.” Continue Reading

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La ONU viaja a RĂ­o+20 borrando sus huellas

Posted on 07 June 2012 by admin

Por Thalif Deen

NACIONES UNIDAS, 4 jun (IPS) – Mientras los lĂ­deres de la comunidad internacional se preparan para la cumbre RĂ­o+20 este mes, la ONU parece decidida a practicar lo que predica: mejorar su eficiencia y reducir drĂĄsticamente sus emisiones de gases invernadero. Continue Reading

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