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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


  • Earth Hour claims world’s largest demonstration of public concern about climate change, with hundreds of millions of people across 25 time zones in over 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries taking part, March 29 [3]
  • we20 - the people’s G20, announces the launch of its website at we20.org, enabling individual people and groups anywhere in the world to host their own G20 summits, March 27, 2009 - [4] topic
  • Mexico: A lack of water in Mexico City, March 26 [5] Mexico City is running out of water. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about what the local government is doing to address the situation, but officials say “drastic steps” may need to be considered including the possibility of turning off the water on the weekends.
  • Extensive forest fires are affecting several of Kenya's key moisture reservoirs including the 400,000-hectare Mau Forest Complex, Kenya's largest forest and the source of water for at least twelve rivers. , March 25[6] Important Rift Valley Lakes, including Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile, depend on the rivers which are fed from the forest. Noor Hassan Noor, the Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner said that between 25 and 35 per cent of the eastern Mau forest has been lost so far as a result of the fire. place, topic
  • Brazil: A private nature reserve – Is it possible? March 24 [7]
  • Israel: World leader in water technology solutions, March 24 [8] Israel is the world leader in water technology solutions with 75 per cent of sewage water recycled for agricultural use. Israeli water technologies are exported to more than 100 countries worldwide.
  • Copenhagen’s seven mayors launch the city’s new climate plan, comprising 50 specific initiatives to achieve the city’s target of a 20 % reduction in CO2 in the period 2005-2015. With this plan, the mayors are also formulating an ambition for Copenhagen to be CO2 neutral by 2025. March 18 [9] topic
  • President announces the government’s intention to make the Maldives world’s first carbon neutral country, March 16 [10] topic


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References

  1. United Nations Environment Programme, March 31, 2009
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, March 30, 2009
  3. Earth Hour, March 29, 2009
  4. Press Dispensary, March 27, 2009
  5. Global Voices Online, March 26, 2009
  6. United Nations Environment Programme, March 25, 2009
  7. Global Voices Online, March 24, 2009
  8. Global Voices Online, March 24, 2009
  9. City of Copenhagen, March 18, 2009
  10. President's Office, Maldives, March 16
  11. University of Copenhagen, March 12 2009

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