Category Archives: UN

Guyana’s plan to preserve its rain forest.

From the New York Times ; In Guyana, where pristine rain forest still covers 75 percent of the land, and barely 750,000 people live in a country roughly the size of Britain, a young economist-turned-president is pushing a development model based … Continue reading

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100 Days to Copenhagen … counting down to the climate summit in December 2009.

  The official launch of the TckTckTck campaign and global partner campaigns was launched 28th August. With 100 days until the most important meeting of our times, TckTckTck is here to show that the world is ready for bold climate … Continue reading

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Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

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A UN Parliamentary Assembly – democratizing globalization by globalizing democracy.

On November 5th, the Senate of the Republic of Argentina became the first national parliament in the world to adopt a declaration unconditionally calling for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) “in order to strengthen the effectiveness, … Continue reading

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China suggests ‘west’ keeps up technology transfers to tackle climate change.

Article The slowdown in the global economy caused by the financial crisis should not be allowed to hamper efforts to deal with global warming, said Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, and more technology should be transferred to poorer countries. “It … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Virtual government; going web 2.0

Whatever country you’re from you’ll know how expensive it is to run a government. The person representing your area has to travel a lot for sessions at the centre of power. And what do they do when they get there?; … Continue reading

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Between 1/4 & 1/3 of mammals are at risk of extinction.

image: Wildlife habitat is often disturbed by human activity. Article The world’s governments will fail to meet their agreed target of curbing biodiversity loss by 2010, according to experts questioned by BBC News. Nearly 200 countries signed up to the … Continue reading

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UN food crisis task force set up as hunger spreads

  Article The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis. Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring … Continue reading

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“If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system”

Article So says Bolivian President Evo Morales. He was speaking at a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples. Mr Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from … Continue reading

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