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Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

The Final Earth Negotiation Bulletin reports the failure of the latest Commission on Sustainable Development. It cites numerous causes of the disaster – overemphasis on the environment to the exclusion of social and economic concerns, the absence of finance ministers who are replaced by environmentalists representing governments, the absence of enforcement conditions for CSD -17, and, above all, a politicized debating format leading to language refinement but not to action.

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Forests also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to survive.

Report on the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (2010)

Report on the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (2010)

During the opening session of the Assembly, President Barack Obama cited the importance of civil society proclaiming that “Civil Society is the conscience of our communities, and America will always extend our engagement abroad with citizens beyond the halls of government. We will call out those who suppress ideas, and serve as the voice for the voiceless.”

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s Interview in the Daily Trust

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s Interview in the Daily Trust

Nigeria: Adamawa Religious Leaders Parley On Peace, 24 June 2010 Yola — As part of efforts to ensure peaceful co-existence among Christians and Muslims, the Nigerian Inter Religious Council (NIREC) Adamawa State chapter yesterday started a meeting to discuss and …

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Because the world’s richest nations have contributed more to climate change, we have a greater responsibility to take action – and to do it quickly. It is time to cry out for ecojustice.

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