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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic

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Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

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World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]
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References

  1. stakeholderforum.org, p.6, January 2012
  2. singaporesojourn.blogspot.com, 14 January 2012
  3. janegoodall.org, 1/11/12
  4. uncsd2012.org, January 2012
  5. charlotteobserver.com, Jan. 03, 2012


2011


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A group of teenagers from Nairobi won the $8000 Passion Pictures Best Film and Artists Project Earth Youth Visions award as part of the 1 min to Save the World contest, which challenged young filmmakers to create a one-minute video about climate change. 22 February [1] topic

2010

  • 20,000 tree seedlings planted in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya, 15 January [2] Mau, the largest indigenous forest in East Africa and Kenya's most vital water tower, covers some 270,000 hectares. After Mau, restoration will also take place in Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, Mt. Elgon and the rest of Kenya's forests and water catchment areas with the aim of increasing the forest cover from the current 1.7 percent to 10 percent by the year 2020. topic

2009

  • Kenya: Devastating drought worsens human-wildlife conflict, July 20 [5] Kenya is experiencing the worst drought in more than a decade according to the country's meteorological department. This drought has been felt throughout the country, but it is more visible among the Maasai community who's primary source of livelihood is cattle.
  • 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

2008


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References

  1. globalvoicesonline.org, Ndesanjo Macha, 22 February 2011
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, 15 January 2010
  3. United Nations Environment Programme, September 9, 2009
  4. The Guardian, July 27, 2009
  5. Global Voices online, July 20, 2009
  6. United Nations Environment Programme, March 25, 2009
  7. United Nations Environment Programme, June 18

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