Thursday 14 June 2012
Rio+20 Earth summit: scientists call for action on populationGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
Joint report by 105 institutions urges negotiators to drop political inhibitions and confront rising global population and consumptionThe Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of...
EU Commission to set tougher CO2 standards for vansReuters | 14 Jun 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is set to propose tighter CO2 emissions standards for vans, as part of a wider legislative push to reduce emissions from road transport and cut fuel bills, a draft regulation showed.
EU car CO2 proposals well-tuned: car parts chiefReuters | 14 Jun 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission proposals to enforce tighter CO2 standards for new cars strike the right balance between ambition and cost, the head of European car part suppliers' association said, arguing against tougher goals for now.
Africa: Rio+20 Must Commit to Transforming the Global Food SystemAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] On June 20-22, world leaders and thousands of others from around the globe will gather for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Their charge is to forge high-level political agreement for how nations of the world will work together to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.
Africa: Water Security and Climate Change in AfricaAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[ISS] The problem of climate change is very real and will probably not go away during this century or this millennium. In approaching the problem of climate change the question to be asked is not what is causing climate change (human insouciance, solar activity or some other cause) but what should we be doing to mitigate its effects.
Nigeria: Nigeria Lists Priorities for Rio+20 SummitAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[Daily Trust] As the world gather in Rio de Janerio, Brazil for the United Nations backed Sustainable Development Summit, Nigeria has prioritized seven key areas to focus negotiations on at the summit.
Rio and China's global futurechinadialogue.net | 14 Jun 2012
Our abject failures since the last Rio summit are no surprise given the binds of global politics, writes Zheng Yisheng. For real change, we need a new, cooperative world, and China is key to building it.We have a common predicament, and solving it requires humanity to work together. But state...
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