Issue of December, 23, 2002
The Droplets of Life: Environment and Development 2002
he World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg Aug 26 to Sep 4, was the environmental event of the year, though many left the event disappointed… Except on the water issue, which will be the star of a United Nations-sponsored International Year in 2003.
Trade: From Doha to Cancún
he negotiations of the Free Trade Area of the Americas and of the World Trade Organization continue – and winning more and more criticism from the anti-globalization activists, who denounce the risk of creating more misery and environmental degradation as they prepare for the 3rd World Social Forum to take place in January 2003.
More than 11,000
ore than 11,000 species are in danger of extinction. An international meeting in November, aimed at protecting flora and fauna from illegal trade, produced mixed results. And for the animal and plant life of the northern Spanish coast, the end of 2002 was a tragedy, due to the massive oil spill caused by the tanker Prestige.
‘They must see us face to face’
ndigenous peoples want to be treated on the level, Guatemala’s Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú told a Summit of women of the Americas. But there is a long way to go because indigenous peoples were not heard at the Johannesburg Summit and are still waiting for the approval of a United Nations declaration on their rights.
Mesoamerican Biological Corridor to Get 470 Million Dollars
By Julio Godoy
onors, governments and multilateral agencies are guaranteeing the continuity of the plan aimed at restoring the biodiversity chain through Mesoamerica, a 768,000 square km area that holds eight percent of the world’s biodiversity.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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