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The end of the world in 2100?

Real-life Apocalypse: our planet's ecosystems can only take a limited amount of neglect, abuse, and destruction. If they collapse, the world as we know it will collapse too. A new study says this is exactly what's happening. ...

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The Future Women Want

On the concluding day of the Rio+20 Sustainability Conference, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister of Denmark, along with other female Heads of State, signed a 'call to action' that urged governments, civil society and the private sector to prioritise gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sustainable development agenda. ...

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Civil Society Groups Mobilise in Rio

A loosely defined document with the idealistic title “The Future We Want” has been agreed upon after week long deliberations by a 193 member committee at the Rio+20. The document has called for the inclusion of “women, non-governmental organisations, and indigenous groups in the sustainable development agenda.” But, these 'recommendations' and 'voluntary' commitments are hollow promises with no compulsory e ...

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Rio+20: Brittany Trilford demands world leaders to lead

Brittany Trilford, a 17-year-old girl from New Zealand, won the Tcktcktck competition "Date with History" and was invited to speak on behalf of the children and youth at the opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Summit, in front of world leaders from 130 different nations. This is what she had to say: ...

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The Long Road Back to Rio

Part 1: Evading the Climate Conundrum I am only a child and I don't have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you. You don't know how to fix the ozone layer, you don't know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back an extinct animal and you cant bring back the forest that once grew, where there is now a desert. If you don't know how to fix it, please ...

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Did you know that?: Lady Jackson

Lady Jackson/Barbara Ward (1914-1981 ) was a pioneer  of today’s well known and most important concept: "Sustainable Development”. She was the first who enlightened and seeded this idea to the public world in its context known today. Barbara Mary Ward (1914 – 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries. She urged W ...

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