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Falta uma estrat√©gia para enfrentar a ‚Äúcrise civilizat√≥ria‚ÄĚ

Posted on 25 June 2012 by admin

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, 23 junho (TerraViva)¬† A Conferencia Global para os Assentamentos Humanos (Habitat II), em Istambul h√° 16 anos, foi das mais abertas √† participa√ß√£o da sociedade civil, sen√£o a campe√£. Acolheu num grosso volume conclusivo milhares de ¬†propostas e recomenda√ß√Ķes dos participantes.

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‚ÄėIt Should be Named Planet Ocean, Not Planet Earth‚Äô

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews WENDY-WATSON WRIGHT, executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

YEOSU, South Korea, Jun. 21 (TerraViva) Oceans, seas and coasts provide over 200 million jobs globally, while 4.3 billion people get 15 percent of their intake of animal protein from the seas. Travel and tourism, ports and energy production use oceans and seas to create jobs and economic and social benefits for millions of people.

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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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TerraViva, the Inconvenient Witness

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Roberto Savio*

The 1992 Earth Summit was one of the great moments of collective optimism. Maurice Strong of Canada, who founded the U.N. Environment Programme, managed to move on three fronts simultaneously. First, the customary one, was to call together the heads of state.

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U.N. Paper Factory Threatened with Closure

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) – One of the world’s largest “paper factories” ‚Äď a dubious title traditionally conferred on the United Nations – ¬†is on the verge of running out of business. Continue Reading

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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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Leap of Faith Needed on Green Economy

Posted on 16 June 2012 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 16 (TerraViva) Delegates in Rio will need to take a leap of faith and agree on concepts like the green economy and sustainable development goals without really knowing what they involve, suggest experts on the sidelines of the Rio+20 Earth Summit. 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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Q&A: Women Must Be at the Forefront of Rio+20, and Beyond

Posted on 13 June 2012 by admin

Isabelle de Grave interviews MICHELE BACHELET, Executive Director of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS/TerraViva) Unlocking women’s energies and allowing them to become drivers of change could fuel the motor of sustainable development. Continue Reading

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