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Q&A: “Only a Major Catastrophe Will Force Us to Change”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Julio Godoy interviews JONATHAN BAILLIE, leading British biologist and member of the Zoological Society of London

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) That the environmental state of the Earth is catastrophic is no longer news. But grasping some figures that describe this catastrophe still provokes a shock – for instance, that 30 percent of biodiversity has disappeared since 1970, and that 60 percent of this decline has taken place in the tropical areas of the planet. Continue Reading

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African Delegation Sceptical about “Natural Capital”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) As the first World Summit of Legislators concludes here, the Kenyan delegation has warned that the world’s developing nations must be careful when putting a monetary value on natural resources. Continue Reading

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New Economic Yardstick Includes “Natural Capital”

Posted on 16 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 16 (TerraViva) – Incorporating a monetary valuation of nature into gross domestic product (GDP) is an essential step for a global policy of sustainable development, according to legislators and scientists gathered in this Brazilian city ahead of the Rio+20 summit. 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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