Environmental Sustainability

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Mark Tran, The Guardian
A soybean farmer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The country's 'family farmers' are encouraged to feed urban populations. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework

The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food. ... Read more about Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22, 2012 -- Xinhua

 

Some 513 billion U.S. dollars in funding has been committed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

In a press release posted on the UN's website, Ban said he was encouraged by the nearly 700 concrete commitments - totally 513 billion dollars-registered at the conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society groups, amongst others. ... Read more about World leaders pledge 513 bln USD to sustainable development

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Global Reporting Initiative

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Global Reporting Initiative

GRI promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.  ... Read more about Global Reporting Initiative

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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

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