World Day to Combat Desertification Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 2 – World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event – Briefing Note

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Sustainable Development Update – UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 17 December 2013 UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014 16_December 2013: Addressing the UN press corps in an end-of-year news conference on 16 December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 will be “crucial for development,” and offered his vision for the Climate …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

The Regional Implementation Meetings for Rio+20 Follow-Up: An Analysis of the Outcomes

Click here to visit the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase.   A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 9 September 2013 SD Policy Update The Regional Implementation Meetings for Rio+20 Follow-Up: An Analysis of the Outcomes by Pamela S. Chasek, Executive Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin [ENB], IISD Reporting Services (US) As_part_of the discussions on …

Geothermal Energy’s Environmental and Health Benefits Worth $117 Million Annually

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Shawna Seldon [email protected] 917 971 7852   Geothermal Energy’s Environmental and Health Benefits Worth $117 Million Annually   Benefits of geothermal energy touted in air emissions analysis   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2013) – The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has released an Air Emissions Comparison and Externality …

20 June 2012 – Pavan Sukhdev and Jeffrey Sachs – SPECIAL PANEL SESSION ON THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

INVITATION The three Executive Secretaries of the Rio Conventions: Ms. Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Mr. Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD are pleased to invite you to attend the following panel session being held under the auspices of the Rio Conventions Pavilion. SPECIAL PANEL SESSION ON THE …

UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success to International Solidarity

Latest News – 22 December 2011 Last Update for 2011 We_at_IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication of our knowledgebases on 3 January 2012. Thank you for your support during 2011. continued… UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success …

The Trillions Worth – Soil Biodiversity

The Trillions Worth – Soil Biodiversity By Luc Gnacadja* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint BONN (IDN) – Six to ten inches (18-25 cm) of topsoil are all that stand between us and extinction. There’s far more to this than food. The things that live in and grow from this irreplaceable and finite …