The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders.
Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we've used to the species we've discovered and endangered.
World Summit on Sustainable Development Author and Page information by Anup ShahThis Page Last Updated Saturday, September 07, 2002 The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), also known as Earth Summit II or Rio +10, took place in Johannesburg, South Africa between August 26th and September 4th 2002. This was some 10 years after the Rio Earth Summit. Water and ocean governance Through the earth’s water cycle, the planet’s freshwater and oceans are inextricably linked. Ninety-seven percent of the earth’s water is in the ocean and the ocean supplies almost all the water that falls on land as rain and snow. Of the small portion that is fresh water; about a third is in groundwater and a mere 0.3 percent in accessible surface waters.
Brazilian Study Of Babies Born With Microcephaly Finds 'Profound Abnormalities' : Goats and Soda Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly.
Trade policy review - Argentina 2007 The following documents are available in MS Word format. Secretariat report > Contents and summary observations (12 pages, 98KB) > Economic environment (15 pages, 538KB) > Trade and investment regimes (14 pages, 118KB) > Trade policies and practices by measure (72 pages, 924KB) > Trade policies by sector (43 pages, 276KB) > Appendix tables (16 pages, 783KB) Government report (41 pages, 1464KB) Revisions and Corrigenda of the above documents may be issued approximately 2 weeks after the meeting. Chairperson's concluding remarks Minutes of the meeting are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting. Questions and answers by WTO Members are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting. Note back to top
The Role of UNEP and UNDP in Multilateral Environmental Agreements Agarwal, A., Narain, S., Sharma, A. 1999Green Politics. Global Environmental Negotiations 1Centre for Science and EnvironmentNew Delhi409Google ScholarAgarwal, A., Narain, S., Sharma, A., Imchen, A. 2001Poles Apart. Global Environmental Negotiations 2Centre for Science and EnvironmentNew Delhi441Google ScholarBiermann, F. 2002‘Strengthening Green Global Governance in a Disparate World Society. Would a World Environment Organisation Benefit the South?’
A Report Covers The Reasons That Millions Of Kids Die Or Suffer. But All The News Isn't Gloomy : Goats and Soda China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping. Above, students practice martial arts. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping. The Relationship between Economic Growth and Sustainability Even when more exacting definitions of sustainable development are offered, confusion still persists because of honest scientific disputes and uncertainties about the facts, and differing opinions about how economies adapt over time to changing resource constraints. Consider Herman Daly's definition that sustainable development is "development without growth in throughput of matter and energy beyond regenerative and absorptive capacities." Scientists can point to favorable trends in resource bases, increasing efficiencies of production, and falling amounts of pollution, reaching the conclusion that we are on the way to achieving, if not already achieving, Daly's definition. Yet Daly and many others take a dimmer view, arguing that the imperative of sustainable development requires "steady state" economics, which would include zero population growth, centralized command of natural resources, and controls on individual incomes and personal wealth.
Zika Virus Expected to Spread Through the Americas The World Health Organization warned Monday of the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus through the Americas, as scientists rush to better understand the disease’s suspected links to a surge in fetal deformities in Brazil and governments issue travel warnings to pregnant women. Brazilian health officials believe Zika has caused a spike in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s brain and head don’t develop to a healthy size, leading to brain damage. Nearly 4,000 cases of microcephaly have been tracked since the outbreak began—more than 30 times the number in a typical year, Reuters reported.
titled “Sustainable consumption and production need to be mainstreamed into the thinking of all stakeholders and into the decision making of governments and other organizations, including the UN system”, said Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General of DESA and the Secretary-General of Rio+20, at the opening of the 19th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). For almost 20 years, CSD has been considered the highest level body for sustainable development within the UN system. This session, which continues until 13 May, has a special significance since it is the last before the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Main themes include transport, chemicals, waste management, mining and a 10 year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns.