Sustainable Development - Environment Additional tools Introduction Sustainable Development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs – in other words, a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. It offers a vision of progress that integrates immediate and longer-term objectives, local and global action, and regards social, economic and environmental issues as inseparable and interdependent components of human progress. Sustainable development will not be brought about by policies only: it must be taken up by society at large as a principle guiding the many choices each citizen makes every day, as well as the big political and economic decisions that have.
The UN predicts the world's population explosion: visualised Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Sign in Beta About us Today's paper GMES Urban Atlas - Datasets — EEA What is the European Urban Atlas? The European Urban Atlas is part of the local component of the GMES/Copernicus land monitoring services. It provides reliable, inter-comparable, high-resolution land use maps for 305 Large Urban Zones and their surroundings (more than 100.000 inhabitants as defined by the Urban Audit) for the reference year 2006. The GIS data can be downloaded together with a map for each urban area covered and a report with the metadata. Why was the Urban Atlas developed?
The World at 7 Billion - Population and the Environment We are proud to be participating in the “7 Billion Actions” campaign, a call to action to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future. The goal of the 7 Billion Actions campaign is to promote dialogue about what it means to live in a world with so many people and to encourage action on issues that affect us all as global citizens. Over the next 7 days, we will provide you with 7 infographics that provide a multitude of information about the world’s population. No simple relationship exists between population size and environmental change. Demand for land, water, food and fossil fuels will only increase as world population grows, increasing the stress on the Earth’s limited resources. Today’s graphic shows the different dynamics in this relationship, highlighting emissions, consumption, food, water and more.
Portugal's migrants hope for new life in old African colony It is Wednesday, and 31-year-old Maria Nunes is picking at her husband's grilled sardines, laughing at a comment from her friend Carlos, across the table. This group of young professionals have gathered at the Associação Portuguesa for their weekly lunch. It is a reunion of sorts, for the group of expatriates to talk about all things Portuguese over the black and white checkered tablecloths. 'Seeking Asian Female' Takes A Close Look At A Fetish : Code Switch "So many of you like to pontificate upon my life. Making strong judgments about my motivations and my character. You must be perfect people! please let me bow down to you. I have written several paragraphs in this conversation thread to clarify the perceptions of what people think I said or feel.
Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. On Overpopulation and Ecosystem Collapse Earth’s biosphere is collapsing and dying as human industrial growth overwhelms ecosystems and abruptly changes climate. Equity, education, condoms, and lower taxes and other incentives to stabilize and then reduce human population are a huge part of the solution. Earth in overshoot; human growth is killing her; the end of being. The global ecological system is collapsing and dying under the cumulative filth of 7 billion people INEQUITABLY devouring their ecosystem habitats. It is impossible to avoid global ecosystem collapse if humanity continues to breed like bunnies; tolerates exorbitant inequality, abject poverty and conspicuous over-consumption, and destroys the ecosystems and climate that – rich or poor – are all of our habitats. As I have written previously and will write again, the human family comes together to address converging ecology, rights, and injustice crises – largely brought on by inequitable over-population – or faces global ecological collapse and the end of being.
Development Economics and Economic Development Contact Information | My Background This page is maintained by Giorgio Secondi. It was last updated on February 7, 2014. A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries Click to enlarge. Data source: World Values Survey Update: A professor who studies race and ethnic conflict responds to this map. When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country's level of racial tolerance.
To end population growth, spread the wealth Zoom out on the graph of human population until it encompasses the entire timeline of our species and you’ll notice something alarming. It looks like a right angle, with one line hovering near zero for millennia, and another, at present day, headed straight up toward the stratosphere. Here I sit, on a warm quiet day in my neighborhood, with children playing nearby and a train whistle farther off, living a reasonable, modest life. And yet, at the same time, I, along with you and the rest of us, am plastered against the tip of population rocket powering upward atop megatons of explosive fuel. A revealing map of the world’s most and least ethnically diverse countries Click to enlarge. Data source: Harvard Institute for Economic Research. Update: A professor who studies race and ethnic conflict responds to this map.
The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions To market, to market -- or not to market The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions There was a time when we met overarching challenges with bold public purpose and concerted action as “we the people.”