Issue of November, 28, 2011
The San Juan River in Nicaragua.
Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS
Latin American Integration Does Not Extend to Climate Change
By Emilio Godoy *
nitiatives aimed at greater integration of Latin American nations have yet to reach the uncertain scenario of climate change adaptation.
Tract of rainforest cleared by burning in the state of Acre, Brazil.
Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
Brazil Cannot Swim Against the Climate Current
By Mario Osava *
razil has distanced itself from Latin America on climate issues and is coordinating joint positions with the other BASIC countries - South Africa, India and China - and the Group of 77 developing nations.
Beach of Funafuti atoll in Tuvalu, an island state in danger of disappearing due to rising sea levels.
Credit: mrlins CC BY 2.0
South Outdoing North in Fight Against Global Warming
By Julio Godoy *
he developing world can present solid evidence in Durban that it has contributed substantially to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
BRAZIL: Biodiesel Harmful to Marine Life
Biodiesel, a partially renewable agrofuel, generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoil, but could have negative impacts on marine life, warns a study by Brazil’s Universidade Estadual Paulista.
MEXICO: Adapting Transportation to Climate Change
Mexico should implement climate change adaption and mitigation policies in the transportation sector, recommends a non-governmental organization.
ARGENTINA: Grants for Environmental Activism
Greenpeace Argentina has launched a grant competition for young people, who would be provided with training and funding for campaigns aimed at solving environmental problems in their communities that are not being addressed.
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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