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Leaked document reveals Rio + 20 sustainable development goals, 10 January [1]

Rio + 20 must empower the grassroots, 8 December [2]

Limits of growth

Oil will decline shortly after 2015, says former oil expert of International Energy Agency, January 5 [3] topic

British Airways Boeing 747 contrail

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution From Aviation Works, Jake Schmidt, 1/5/12 [4] place, topic

Giardino Botanico - Fondazione Andre Heller - Gardone Riviera - pond - stepping stones

David Pencheon: Sustainability by stealth – 8 steps to heaven, 13 Dec [5] topic

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Local CO2 Mapping Takes Off (With Your Help!), John Geraci, November 29 [6]

Please Stop Talking About Global Warming, John Geraci, November 17 [7] topic, topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 10 January 2012
  2. grassrootsinnovations.blogspot.com, 8 December 2011
  3. theoildrum.com, January 5, 2012
  4. huffingtonpost.com, 1/5/12
  5. blogs.bmj.com, 13 Dec, 11
  6. johngeraci.com, November 29, 2011
  7. johngeraci.com, November 17, 2011


  • UN Sustainable development preparatory meeting prepares draft policy options, February 27 [3] The Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting’s outcome document called on Governments and the United Nations, in partnership with major groups and other stakeholders, to take action to, among other pressing concerns, enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability, invest in essential infrastructure and services for rural communities, manage water and land resources in an integrated manner, strengthen communities’ resilience to drought, combat desertification and land degradation, and integrate African farmers into the global farming supply chain.
  • Pacific Institute warns of growing water scarcity impacts from climate change, February 26 [4] Already, China, India, and the western USA are seeing growth limited by reduced water supplies from shrinking glaciers and melting snowcaps that sustain key rivers. Meanwhile, agricultural and power plant production have been cut back due to more frequent and more intense heat waves and droughts in large parts of Australia, California, and the southeast USA.
  • A solar deal to put mirrors in the Mojave, February 11 [7] place, place
  • China: Worst Drought in 50 years, February 9 [8] A worst drought in 50 years, affecting more than 12 provinces and more than 9.3m hectares, in northern China has hit 43% of the country's wheat crop. The Office of State Control and Drought Relief Headquarters warned that 3.7 million people and 1.85 million livestock had lost access to drinking water.


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References

  1. BBC News, February 28 2009
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, February 27 2009
  3. United Nations, February 27 2009
  4. Pacific Institute, February 26, 2009
  5. The Guardian, February 26
  6. United Nations, February 23
  7. Dot Earth Blog NYTimes.com, February 11
  8. Global Voices Online, February 9
  9. Global Voices Online, February 9

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