Brazil can lead Sustainable Development Goals

We are honored  to post  this interview  with Olav Kjorven  Assistant  Secretary – General of the United Nations, by Henrique Andrade Camargo, of  our Affiliate  MERCADO ETICO  in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We agree that RIO + 20  was an advance in reintegrating human knowledge and action  and that Brazil will …

  “A prize proclaiming to be as prestigious as the World Food Prize should carefully evaluate any food technology which uses GMOs, adhering to the Precautionary Principle.  We laud those who call attention to the faulty science and policy outcomes, such as EMM Advisory Board member Ashok Khosla and friends Vandana Shiva …

Record high for global carbon emissions

Record high for global carbon emissions Posted: 02 Dec 2012 01:40 PM PST Global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise again in 2012, reaching a record high of 35.6 billion tonnes – according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project. The 2.6 per cent rise projected for 2012 …

Renewable energy subsidies and the WTO: The wrong law and the wrong venue

Feature Commentary Renewable energy subsidies and the WTO: The wrong law and the wrong venue By Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, the International Institute for Sustainable Development Japan recently announced that consultations had failed to resolve its dispute with Canada over the Province of Ontario’s feed-in-tariffs for renewable energy, and that …

ITUC Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Adopt Principles on Business

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 112/250511 ITUC Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Adopt Principles on Business Brussels, 27 May 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The UN Human Rights Council should adopt “Guiding Principles” on business and human rights, as set out in a report from UN Special Representative John …