GUEST EDITORIAL: The Responsibility for Bringing Humanity Back into Balance with Nature by Dr Ashok Koshla
A Sustainable World must, by definition, be a Renewable World. A renewable world is one in which the world’s natural capital is used without being used up. It draws its sustenance freely from nature’s resources, but without depleting them to a point where they are no longer available or affordable. A Renewable World must, in practice, be a Fair World. Extremes of affluence and poverty are not compatible with the imperatives of a renewable or sustainable world. The very rich tend to over utilize those resources (usually of ancient origin such as minerals, fossil fuels, virgin forests and environmental sinks) that cannot be replaced and the very poor have to survive by over dependence on living resources (such as soils, waters and biomass) that can then no longer regenerate themselves. The limits of nature are inherently and inexorably transgressed by both the diseases, affluenza and povertitis, conditions that are now clearly terminal. …
On Wednesday 20 June 2012, the Equator Prize 2012 Award Ceremony was held as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall. Celebrating both the 10-year anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the 20-year anniversary of the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, the evening was a vibrant celebration of local action in thematic areas such as food security, freshwater access, sustainable energy, oceans and biodiversity. …
The Rio+20 Conference has been and gone and overall there have been many reports on the meeting expressing disappointment at the failing of governments to chart out a bold new plan for the "Future we Want." This section provides reports from a range of CEESP members who participated in various activities within the hectic Rio+20 calendar of events. …
Por: Vivienne Solís Rivera. CoopeSoliDar R.L, CEESP-Centro América, México y el Caribe, Grupo Mayor de Mujeres Un cálido y bello Río de Janeiro atendió a más de 50.000 personas que asistimos a la Conferencia para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas con grandes expectativas para el trabajo y los planteamientos concretos para la acción global en referencia a dos objetivos particulares:
- La economía verde en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y la erradicación de la pobreza.
- El marco institucional para el desarrollo sostenible.
The CEESP Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI) will be launching a new TEMTI Series on Analytical Perspectives on Global Sustainability. The objective of this new series is to provide material for the analysis and interpretation of current problems concerning social and environmental sustainability at national and global levels.
CEESP Member Antonio M Claparols provides this opinion piece for readers. As I write this the planet is being devastated by both droughts and floods. In the United States the worse droughts and heat waves have caused devastating effects on the land, agriculture and health of the people. Agricultural produce has declined as the weather takes their toll. The price of basic food such as corn, soybeans and wheat have increased as the demand out strips the supply. The heat wave and drought has reached temperatures of over 100 degrees Fare height thereby destroying the corn belt of the US. …
Prepared by Daniela Barguil CoopeSoliDar R.L
Following the IUCN World Conservation Congress at Barcelona, Dr. Dario Novellino - a CEESP member since 2008 - has been investing much efforts in facilitating the creation of audio-visual platforms for indigenous and rural communities to express their voices and, particularly, their own critiques of state policies, development and top-down conservation projects. …
CEESP TGER Co-Chair Dr. Janis Bristol Alcorn is serving as a technical advisor for a new USAID-funded study of "Shifting Cultivation, Gender and REDD+ in West and Central Africa", being implemented by USAID´s Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project in coordination with CARPE and STEWARD projects in West and Central Africa. …
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