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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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A ONU viaja para a Rio+20 apagando suas pegadas

Posted on 05 June 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Na√ß√Ķes Unidas, 5/6/2012, (IPS) – Enquanto os l√≠deres da comunidade internacional se preparam para a c√ļpula Rio+20 neste m√™s, a Organiza√ß√£o das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas (ONU) parece decidida a praticar o que prega: melhorar sua efici√™ncia e reduzir drasticamente suas emiss√Ķes de gases-estufa.

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Expo 2012 Shadows Rio+20 on Sustainable Oceans

Posted on 05 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 5, 2012 (IPS) – When the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) takes place in Brazil next week, it will be closely shadowed by another event thousands of kilometres away in the South Korean coastal town of Yeosu: Expo 2012.

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Canadá muda postura sobre a água às vésperas da Rio+20

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Na√ß√Ķes Unidas, 4/6/2012, (IPS) – Em uma dr√°stica virada pol√≠tica antes da Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, a Rio+20, o Canad√° anunciou sua disposi√ß√£o de reconhecer o acesso a √°gua e saneamento como um direito humano b√°sico.

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A Stalemated U.N. in Do-or-Die Session on Action Plan

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 4, 2012 (IPS) – After weeklong negotiations, a meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) to finalise a plan of action titled “The Future We Want” for next week’s Rio+20 summit has failed to reach agreement – and deferred a decision to a final three-day session in Brazil.

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Divis√£o Norte-Sul paira sobre a Rio+20

Posted on 01 June 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Nova York, Estados Unidos, 1/6/2012, (IPS) – A C√ļpula da Terra de 1992 no Rio de Janeiro se viu em grande parte desbaratada pela divis√£o Norte-Sul: uma batalha entre uma coaliz√£o de na√ß√Ķes industrializadas ricas e o Grupo dos 77 (G-77), atualmente integrado por 134 pa√≠ses em desenvolvimento.

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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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RIO+20: Canada, Last Holdout, Drops Opposition to Water as Human Right

Posted on 31 May 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, May 31, 2012 (IPS) – Canada, in a dramatic political turnaround, has signaled its willingness to recognise water and sanitation as a basic human right.

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Q&A: North-South Divide Looms Heavily Over Rio+20 Summit

Posted on 29 May 2012 by admin

IPS U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen Interviews BRANISLAV GOSOVIC, author and former staffer on the Brundtland Commission on Environment

UNITED NATIONS, May 29, 2012 (IPS) – The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was to a large extent derailed by a North-South divide: a battle between a coalition of rich industrial nations versus the world’s developing countries led by the Group of 77.

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Ban frustrado às vésperas da Rio+20

Posted on 25 May 2012 by admin

Thalif Deen

Na√ß√Ķes Unidas, 25/5/2012, (IPS) – O secret√°rio-geral da Organiza√ß√£o das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, expressou sua frustra√ß√£o pela falta de progressos substanciais nas discuss√Ķes sobre um plano de a√ß√£o a ser aprovado na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel (Rio+20).

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