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Biofuels are amazingly profitable in tropical countries, says André Aranha Corrêa do Lago.
Crédito: Manipadma Jena/IPS
"Developing Countries Are Doing Their Part for Biodiversity"
Manipadma Jena interviews ANDRÉ ARANHA CORRÊA DO LAGO, environmental negotiator from Brazil
We cannot isolate biological diversity by geographical boundaries, says Brazilian negotiator André Aranha Corrêa do Lago in this interview.
Companies risk economic losses as a result of climate change, stressed Lopes. Credit
Crédito: Courtesy of IBC
Companies Study Climate Risks and Opportunities
Marianela Jarroud interviews JULIANA CAMPOS LOPES of the Carbon Disclosure Project
Initiatives undertaken by companies to reduce their emissions, mainly through greater energy efficiency, pay for themselves within three years, according to Juliana Campos Lopes of the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Care must be taken to avoid the perverse effects of regeneration of the historic center of Mexico City, warns Borja.
Crédito: Emilio Godoy/IPS
“The Trend in the Western World is the Dissolution of Cities”
Emilio Godoy interviews Spanish urban planner JORDI BORJA
An area where people only go to sleep is the antithesis of a city, says Spanish urban planner Jordi Borja in this interview.
Kathy Gerwig and Verónica Odriozola
Crédito: Marianela Jarroud/IPS
Hospitals Working to Reduce Their Ecological Footprint
Marianela Jarroud interviews KATHY GERWIG and VERÓNICA ODRIOZOLA of Health Care Without Harm
In the United States, hospitals are the third largest user of energy in the commercial buildings sector.
Dr. Naoko Ishii will be the second woman to lead the Global Environment Facility.
Crédito: Busani Bafana/IPS
Transforming the Way the Global Environment is Managed
By Busani Bafana
Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges we are facing, incremental change will not be enough, maintains the new head of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in this interview.
Mariana Matranga outside the School of Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires.
Crédito: Juan Moseinco/IPS
Changing Argentina’s Energy Mix Will Take Intelligence and Time
By Marcela Valente
Unconventional gas and oil exploitation might be sensible in the short or medium term in Argentina. But in the long run, it will have to increase the use of other energy sources and reduce the weight of hydrocarbons, says specialist Mariana Matranga.
Hydrologist Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vásquez, director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Crédito: Patricia da Camara – Courtesy of the World Bank
World Bank: Latin America Has the Green Antidote Within Reach
By Diana Cariboni
Inclusive green growth is the pathway to sustainable development in the medium term, says expert Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vásquez in this interview.
Even skeptics believe renewable energies could cover half of Germany’s energy demand by 2050, according to engineer Björn Pieprzyk.
Crédito: Courtesy of Björn Pieprzyk
Renewable Energies Need New Incentives
By Fabíola Ortiz
Renewable energy is a growing business in Germany and could cover all of the country’s energy needs in 40 years.
Rio+20 could be an opportunity to empower forest communities, believes Jeffrey Hatcher.
Crédito: Rights and Resources Initiative
Brazil is a Model for the Rights of Forest Communities
By Fabíola Ortiz
Most of the deforestation in the world occurs in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Indonesia, says specialist Jeffrey Hatcher.
Rio+20 is not a major conference on biodiversity, but everything discussed there will relate to biodiversity, said Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias.
Crédito: Courtesy of CDB
No Magic Solutions for the Extinction of Species
By Stephen Leahy *
Mainstreaming biodiversity into the policies of all government departments is one major goal for slowing down the loss of species, says Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
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