Issue of June, 04, 2012
Andrew Wong with Inuit children at Cape Dorset, near the southern tip of Baffin Island.
Credit: Courtesy of Andrew Wong
Activists Call for Creation of a High Commissioner for Future Generations at Rio+20
By Stephen Leahy
High Commissioner for Future Generations would act to balance the short-term nature of government electoral cycles by advocating for the interests and needs of coming generations.
Coffee grower Lourdes Altamirano from the Nicaraguan cooperative Aldea Global, which produces Tierra Madre coffee.
Credit: Courtesy of Intermón Oxfam
Fair Trade Is Alive and Well in Spain Despite Recession
By Inés Benítez
romoters of fair trade in Spain believe that the recession is helping to reawaken critical awareness among consumers.
The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause
By Maurice Strong *
aradoxically, if we fail to act decisively to combat climate change, the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions could occur through the collapse of the world economy, warns Maurice Strong in this column.
ARGENTINA: Volcanic Ash Used to Make Bricks
Architects from Argentina have designed bricks for housing construction made from the huge amounts of ash that fell in the southern part of the country a year ago following the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano chain in Chile.
HONDURAS: Communities Planting Trees
The Honduran capital and the southern city of Choluteca are leading up an environmental awareness initiative based on the reforestation of watersheds and other deforested areas.
BRAZIL: Deforestation Continues in Mata Alt╚ântica
Between May 2010 and May 2011, another 133 sq km of forests were cleared in the already devastated Mata Alt╚ântica (Atlantic Forest) biome of Brazil, according to data from the SOS Mata Alt╚ântica Foundation and the National Institute for Aerospace Research.
MEXICO: Climate Dialogue Forum Created
Five civil society organizations have established a national indigenous-campesino (peasant farmer) roundtable for dialogue and decision making on climate change, deforestation and soil degradation.
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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