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Sustainable Development Goals After 2015

(International/Justice News)
... run. It not only depends on high levels of inputs, but also leaves behind degraded soils, polluted water, and depleted biodiversity. According to the often-cited IAASTD report, 1.9 billion hectares ...
Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Angry Birds Skip Polluted Delhi

(International/Earth News)
... not-for-profit organisation, works to conserve wetlands and their resources for people and for the cause of biodiversity. Related IPS Articles INDIA: Pollution Threatens Kashmir’s ...
Friday, 23 August 2013
... on the surrounding land.   Richard Benyon, the minister supposed to be in charge of protecting wildlife and biodiversity, who happens to own the fishing rights on part of the River Kennet, and ...
Thursday, 08 August 2013
... SECTION 35 , WHICH STATED THAT IT WAS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO DESTROY FISH HABITAT AND   WE DENOUNCE THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCOL, INDIGENOUS GROUPS ALLEGE ...
Thursday, 25 July 2013
... out of the market. This leads to a decline in biodiversity, critics fear. This leads to a decline in biodiversity, critics fear.  ...
Monday, 22 July 2013
... one currently grown commercially. The ban was also signed off by the health and environment ministries, with the agriculture ministry citing the crop’s “negative impact on biodiversity”. ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
... HABITAT.   WE DENOUNCE THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCOL, INDIGENOUS GROUPS ALLEGE CANADIAN OBSTRUCTIONISM ON THE BIODIVERSITY ABS PROTOCOL   WE ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
... These cold seas may provide an important lesson for Australia’s warmer waters. Heading for the poles Changes in the earth’s climate are expected to have major effects on marine biodiversity. ...
Friday, 12 July 2013
... ignores the ecology of the soil. When I was a soil biologist I would look at the biodiversity of the soil. I would see a big difference between industrial farms and organic farms, which had far ...
Thursday, 11 July 2013
... Islands last year.   Simultaneously, the vibrant ecosystems and biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands are under serious attack by the unrestrained growth of the biotech industry. ...
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
... To protect biodiversity by ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity" - resulting from genetic engineering. (NO) 57. To be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety ...
Thursday, 04 July 2013
... credits, and the establishment of speculative markets in biodiversity and forests, all of which threaten to displace land-based communities. A report by Ecosystem Marketplace, the leading purveyor ...
Tuesday, 02 July 2013
... OF HABITAT RATHER THAN PREVENTING THE DESTRUCTION OF HABITAT.   WE DENOUNCE   THE HARPER GOVERNMENT, FOR OBSTRUCTING THE BIODIVERSITY PROTOCO; INDIGENOUS GROUPS ALLEGE CANADIAN OBSTRUCTIONISM ...
Monday, 01 July 2013
By Sharon Oosthoek and Nature magazine http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=pesticides-spark-broad-biodiversity-loss&utm_source=feedly June 17, 2013   Agricultural ...
Thursday, 20 June 2013
... and Protected Areas. (Feb. 1992).   3.2. Conserving Biodiversity   The congress urgently requested that all countries urgently undertake surveys to identify additional sites of critical ...
Sunday, 02 June 2013
... loss of biodiversity, of climate change, of harm to human health), lack of full scientific certainty shall (or should) not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent the threat. If the ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... policy circles. Ther have been a parade of pronouncements from expert groups, - including from the President’s bioethics commission, diplomats of the UN biodiversity convention, an EU expert group, ...
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
...  Quick Facts The International Day for Biological Diversity is an occasion to increase the global understanding and awareness of issues and challenges around biodiversity. International ...
Thursday, 23 May 2013
... Tools and Instruments programs May 2012. Mersey Biodiversity Centre slated for closure Jun 2012. Eliminate Experimental Lakes Area program Jul 2012. Arctic Institute of ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
... representing the smarter solution to water security. This approach also benefits tourism, recreation and cultural benefits, improved resilience and biodiversity conservation. World experts are meeting ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
... and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Transnational food companies “chose maize, soy and canola because of their enormous potential ...
Friday, 10 May 2013
When science goes silent

(Canada/Justice News)
... (A January 2013 report card on international environmental performance based on indicators like air quality and biodiversity ranked Canada 15th among the world’s 17 most developed nations.) And all ...
Sunday, 05 May 2013
... the threat.   (61) Canada has continued to the destroy biodiversity not only in Canada but even in the United States, through the transboundary impact caused by the Canadian company, Cominco. ...
Thursday, 02 May 2013
... principle has contained the following elements: where there is a threat of environmental degradation, (of loss of biodiversity, of climate change, of harm to human health), lack of full scientific certainty ...
Sunday, 21 April 2013
... certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation." (Rio Declaration, UNCED1992). In the Convention on Biological Biodiversity, the ...
Thursday, 11 April 2013
... oppose. "Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit," says ...
Thursday, 28 March 2013
... oppose. “Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio ...
Thursday, 28 March 2013
... have important impacts on forests, biodiversity and freshwater and marine ecosystems. (Chapter 9: protection of the atmosphere 9.19).   • To [carry out] mandatory environmental impact assessment ...
Saturday, 23 March 2013
... are not protected,” he said. The problems were underlined recently by auditor general John Doyle, who said B.C. is not doing enough to protect the province’s biodiversity, Fleming said. ...
Saturday, 23 March 2013
... vital pollinators—from dangerous pesticides, a group of beekeepers and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court saying the EPA's inaction is causing great harm to biodiversity and ...
Friday, 22 March 2013
... if everyone lived like a U.S. citizen, we would need five planets. Land, water and biodiversity continue to decline. Global CO2 emissions are on the rise. The oceans are warming and the sea level ...
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Transparency Could Tighten Drought Policy

(International/Justice News)
...  “But this plant cannot be cultivated alone and extensively. It needs to be grown with other crops to preserve biodiversity and the fertility of soils.” But agribusiness predominantly favours ...
Monday, 18 March 2013
... policy doesn’t leave any room for climate and biodiversity protection. And Thomson is offering this to a company that has a record of consolidating assets, dismantling sawmills and flogging the underlying ...
Thursday, 28 February 2013
  BY institute of Science and Society The scientists are extremely concerned about the hazards of GMOs to biodiversity, food safety, human and animal health, and demand a moratorium ...
Saturday, 09 February 2013
CLIMATE CHANGE DURBAN: TIME TO BE BOLD

(International/Earth News)
... supplies” (18.35., Freshwater, Agenda 21, UNCED, 1992)   Biodiversity   DISMAYED THAT biodiversity has been ignored in the analysis of impact from climate change   THAT ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... the environment, the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent the threat. (61) Canada has continued to the destroy biodiversity ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... member state of the United Nations, made a commitment to invoke the precautionary principle.   EVENTUAL LOSS AND REDUCTION OF BIODIVERSITY   Undoubtedly, the increased assault, by ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... to the destroy biodiversity not only in Canada but even in the United States, through the transboundary impact caused by the Canadian company, Cominco. Canada, under the Harper government, has obstructed ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... enshrined under the Convention on biological Diversity, to conserve biodiversity and under the UN Framework on Climate Change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve carbon sinks by continuing ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
... It is impossible to coexist with a reckless industry that endangers public health, bribes public officials, corrupts scientists, manipulates the media, destroys biodiversity, kills the soil, pollutes the ...
Sunday, 27 January 2013
... addition to the substantial body of literature detailing how existing standards for the use of agricultural pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers are inadequate for the protection of biodiversity." Amphibians ...
Thursday, 24 January 2013
... pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers are inadequate for the protection of biodiversity," said ecologist Trenton Garner, at the Zoological Society of London. Amphibians are the prime example ...
Thursday, 24 January 2013
... the Convention on Biological Biodiversity, the precautionary principle reads; where there is a threat of significant reduction or loss of biological diversity, lack of full scientific ...
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
... Global Climate Change and Biodiversity issues, where he contributed to the original draft of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dr. Goreau developed the HotSpot method used for the last 20 ...
Saturday, 19 January 2013
... of the Earth’s biodiversity must take centre stage in all policy and economic decisions. Water and energy systems must be re-engineered. Agriculture must shift from fossil-fuel intensive industrial ...
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
...    This principle is also contained in In the Convention on Biological Biodiversity, the precautionary principle read;   where there is a threat of significant reduction or loss ...
Friday, 11 January 2013
... the World Bank's chief biodiversity adviser, puts it this way: “If we’re seeing what we're seeing today at 0.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees is simply too much.” At this point, ...
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
... discharge obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and thus identify conserve biodiversity , and implement  the precautionary principle in order to prevent the loss or reduction of biodiversity, ...
Monday, 31 December 2012
By Catherine Wilson The Asia Pacific region is characterised by high marine biodiversity. Credit: Andrew Heyward/AIMS SYDNEY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - The world’s first deep ...
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
    By Catherine Wilson The Asia Pacific region is characterised by high marine biodiversity. Credit: Andrew Heyward/AIMS SYDNEY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - The world’s ...
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
... is behind "...the loss of microbiodiversity and microbial concentration observed in raw milk for many years." The reality is that GM farming practices, which are heavily reliant on glyphosate-based ...
Sunday, 16 December 2012
... of the planet's biodiversity vanished as of 1995, Mexico's heterogeneous corn fields are a rare vestige of the age prior to the "Green Revolution" era that is responsible for the artificially and unhealthily ...
Friday, 14 December 2012
... humanity are in serious danger of extinction. The forests are in danger, biodiversity is in danger, the rivers and the oceans are in danger, the earth is in danger. This beautiful human community inhabiting ...
Monday, 10 December 2012
... replenishment, to name a few – have been ignored. Dams in India have led to fisheries collapses in almost all of its major rivers, severely affecting biodiversity and livelihoods. ...
Sunday, 09 December 2012
The Great Mexican Maize Massacre

(International/Earth News)
... (CBD) – intergovernmental bodies mandated to support food security and biodiversity – to take immediate action. Outrage and alarm rang out through Mexico when the world’s two largest ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
... of Biodiversity, more than 100 demonstrators in front of the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry in western San José demanded the prohibition of genetically modified corn in Costa Rica. (Tico Times) It ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
...  The world is on track to a “four-degree C world” marked by extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea-level rise, ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
... genome, ancestral cultures, biodiversity, justice, ethics, the rights of peoples, and life itself. Under capitalism, Mother Earth is converted into a source of raw materials, and human ...
Monday, 12 November 2012
... biodiversity, titled “Land grabbing and the global food crisis”, three percent of Zambia’s farmlands are controlled by foreigners for agrifood production. And according to the Oakland ...
Friday, 02 November 2012
... municipalities are tiny islands within vast fields covered with genetically modified soybeans. In addition to the threat it poses to biodiversity, this transgenic soy is resistant to spraying with glyphosate, ...
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned

(International/Earth News)
... used as starter cultures in the dairy industry [91]. This may explain the loss of microbiodiversity in raw milk observed in recent years. Figure 6   Interactions of glyphosate with plant and soil ...
Monday, 29 October 2012
... ‘Brinjal’ BIODIVERSITY: India Bans Farming of GM Aubergine Q&A: Health Impacts of Genetically Modified Foods Still Unknown U.S.: Battle Escalates Against Genetically ...
Monday, 29 October 2012
17 October 2012 By Ed King http://www.rtcc.org/policy/uk-and-canada-win-dodo-award-for-blocking-biodiversity-talks Canada and the UK have won the COP11 Dodo award for countries who have done most ...
Monday, 29 October 2012
... and biodiversity that keep the planet habitable.   It is within this context that Canadians are taking a close look at plans to fill tankers on the B.C. coast with raw bitumen piped from Alberta ...
Monday, 22 October 2012
2 The awards are given to countries that contribute to biodiversity loss   Special Correspondent ANDHRA PRADESH | NATIONAL  the HINDU ...
Friday, 19 October 2012
India to Conserve Biodiversity at Grassroots By Keya Acharya Stall at the COP 11 of the CBD in Hyderabad. Credit: Keya Acharya/IPS HYDERABAD, India, Oct 17 2012 (IPS) - India’s National ...
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments Martin Lukacs guardian.co.uk, datePublished: Wednesday 17 October 2012 ...
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
... (5.2 million-acre) sanctuary that covers 19 percent of the country and contains roughly 60 percent of its protected area. The UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve sustains a wide array of biodiversity, ...
Monday, 08 October 2012
... biodiversity in forests, oceans and indigenous community farmlands.   Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Credit: Secretariat ...
Monday, 08 October 2012
...  "When we grow Roundup-ready corn and rotate it with Roundup-ready soybeans the biodiversity is out of the window," says Prof Knezevic. "It's just two crops, same chemical. We need more biodiversity ...
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
... sustainable development and the environment, there is no guarantee of protection for Central America, one of the regions with the greatest wealth in biodiversity in the world. Article 284 on trade and ...
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
... their trees and contaminate their natural fruit. This form of genetic pollution could have major economic consequences and irreversibly impact the biodiversity of natural fruits.   Can you write to ...
Friday, 14 September 2012
... and in that review, declared that all international environmental agreements ratified by Canada would take precedence over NAFTA. Yet, Canada has never been willing to invoke provisions in the Biodiversity ...
Thursday, 13 September 2012
... FOODS AND CROPS) 56. To protect biodiversity by ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity" - resulting from genetic engineering. (NO) 57. To be forthright in acknowledging ...
Saturday, 03 July 2010
... the environment, the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent the threat.(59) Canada has continued to the destroy biodiversity not only in Canada ...
Thursday, 01 July 2010
... and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture.59. Protect biodiversity by signing and ratifying the Convention on Biological ...
Friday, 25 June 2010
... 59. Protect biodiversity by signing and ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity"- resulting from genetic engineering. 60. Be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety ...
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
... will go to UN Biodiversity Convention... "The motion on geoengineering arose as part of the agenda on climate changeand biodiversity," Silvia Ribeiro of ETC Group (an international civilsociety organization) ...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
... Gulf of Mexico are also jeopardising the Earth's vital biological infrastructure, according to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, published Monday. The British Petroleum oil spill of 5,000 barrels ...
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
... Peoples of the Tropical Forests, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Indigenous Women's Network on Biodiversity, the Continental Network of Indigenous Women Region ...
Monday, 05 April 2010
... the "tragedy of the commons" - local communities can set and enforce rules to maintain their landscapes, conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods for the long term, Bray suggests. The glue and the ...
Monday, 29 March 2010
... such as water and land, and environmental factors, such as ecosystem health and biodiversity. (Chapter 5: Demographic dynamics and sustainability 5.23.) Protection and promotion of human health• To develop ...
Monday, 22 March 2010
... FOODS AND CROPS)58. To protect biodiversity by ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity" - resulting from genetic engineering. (NO)59. To be forthright in acknowledging ...
Sunday, 21 March 2010
... on Climate Change.The precautionary principle has contained the following elements: where there is a threat of environmental degradation, (of loss of biodiversity, of climate change, of harm to human health), ...
Saturday, 06 March 2010
... must be instituted a fair and just transition principle for a transition to socially equitable, environmentally sound development. Ensuring biodiversity and Indigenous rights In the 2010 International ...
Tuesday, 02 March 2010
... the Biodiversity Convention; if states fail to do this,  developing states must be urged to expropriate these multinational corporations for violation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.  The REDD ...
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
... ecological debt reflecting the environmental footprint, excessive consumption of resources, materials and energy and contribution to declining biodiversity and ecosystem services;15. Emphasizing that ...
Sunday, 21 February 2010
... 2010  the International Year of Biodiversity In honour of the International Year of Biodiversity, I urge the Government of British Columbia to finally discharge its obligations under the Convention ...
Monday, 15 February 2010
... of plant and animal species, the world body has launched a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity. "Biodiversity is our life," said Veerle Vandeweerd, the U.N. Development ...
Saturday, 13 February 2010
... biodiversity loss and, even more importantly in this context, greenhouse gas emissions. The existing demand for palm oil is already responsible for massive rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. ...
Monday, 08 February 2010
... in Canada who has attended numerous international meetings on climate change and biodiversity, including the U.N. summit held in Copenhagen, Denmark last month. Powless said those situations included ...
Monday, 18 January 2010
Venezuela Surrounded

(International/Peace News)
... controlling the flow of petroleum and minerals, biodiversity, and fresh water. However, from the very beginning their main objectives were monitoring Venezuela and destabilising the Bolivarian Revolution.After ...
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
... biodiversity by ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity" - resulting from genetic engineering. (NO) 57. To be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety ...
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
... of climate change.55. Promote organic agriculture, and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture.56. Protect biodiversity ...
Thursday, 24 September 2009
... the convention on biological diversity - conserving biodiversity and identifying biodiversity - invoking the precautionary principle to justify banning environmentally unsound practices that ...
Wednesday, 02 September 2009
... organic agriculture. (PROMOTES ORGANIC WITHOUT BANNING GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS) 56. To protect biodiversity by ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity" ...
Saturday, 04 July 2009
... health or the environment, the lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent the threat. (52) Canada has continued to the destroy biodiversity ...
Wednesday, 01 July 2009
... also the precautionary principle which means that where there is an irreversible threat of destruction to the environment, to biodiversity, or climate, the lack of full scientific certainty should not ...
Saturday, 02 May 2009
... NOT YET 56. To protect Biodiversity by signing and ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity"--resulting from genetic engineering. NOT YET 57. To be forthright ...
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
... exposed; *NATO has failed to discharge its obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity to prevent the loss or reduction of biodiversity in a region rich in biodiversity, and has contributed ...
Friday, 10 April 2009
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