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Thursday 12 December (Page 2)
Africa: Can Rio+20 Create a Climate of Change for Poor Communities?AllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] Climate change is often described in numbers - degrees of temperature rise, metric tonnes of carbon emissions. These numbers add up to devastating consequences: erratic rainfall, crop failure, hunger. But climate change also has a human face.
Africa: Seizing the Opportunity for a Sustainable FutureAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers - more than 100 in all - were "coming together to save the earth," as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it.
Africa: Rio+20 - Global Community Strives for Sustainable DevelopmentAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[SANF] The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil provides an opportunity for the global community to renew its commitment to promote sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges such as climate change.
Africa: Britain Must Play Honest Broker At Rio +20AllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[Christian Aid] Britain should play the role of honest broker at the Rio+20 this week, to help ensure the conference delivers progress on the twin crises of extreme poverty and environmental degradation, Christian Aid urges.
Zimbabwe: The Flipside of E-DonationsAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[The Herald] A new wave of environmental degradation is threatening Africa's environments, it is not the effect of climate change, but electronic waste dumped in Africa by some Western countries in the form of computer donations and other electrical gadgets.
Zambia: Rio Conference - Rethinking Environment ProtectionAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[Times of Zambia] "HOW can we meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?" This is a million dollar question which begs for an answer.
Summit is too important to fail, says Ban ki-MoonGuardian Unlimited | 15 Jun 2012
The UN secretary general said the international community was in danger of squandering a once-in-a-generation opportunityThe global sustainable development summit that begins next week in Rio is "too important to fail", the UN secretary general, Ban ki-Moon has said.In a desperate last-minute plea...
Letters: Reproductive health the key to Rio+20Guardian Unlimited | 15 Jun 2012
As members of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, we call on the negotiators at the Rio+20 conference to ensure that reproductive health and voluntary family planning have a central role in any comprehensive strategy for sustainable development. Rio+20 - known as the Earth Summit –...