Archives for posts with tag: Brazil
 
By, Susan Sacirbey via DiplomatArtist.com
The Indigenous have much to teach us. Respect and honor for their way of life will be the building blocks for a more sustainable future. Our lives depend on each other. — MORE —

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Diplomat Artist Buzz: As UNEP stresses: There is “the need to speed the transition to an inclusive sustainable economy, which requires channeling of trillions of dollars annually into green investment & many more trillions away from pollutant & natural resource intensive investment.”
http://diplomatartist.com/sustainability-environmentalism-can-also-be-profitable/

Brazilian President Urges Protection of Internet Users

5 key principles: freedom of speech; open, multi-lateral governance with transparency; principle of universality & non-discrimination; cultural diversity without imposing values; & network neutrality, guided only by technical & ethical criteria.

Watch Film Report: WORLD ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECASTS LOWERED AGAIN
World economic growth is once again threatened by a broad range of political & policy impasses. The spiraling
island disputes” in South China Sea & increasingly East China Sea between Japan & China are notably driving down trade, investments & economic growth in Asia.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/world-economic-growth-forecasts-lowered-again/31735Image

Blog Report: HUGO CHAVEZ WIN – POOR OMEN FOR VENEZUELA & FUTURE OF FREE SOCIETY? By, Ambassador Mo
Democracy can be torpedoed by personality cult politics. Election does not equate to democracy or a free society. That is most critical reason why any government under rule of one person loses its mobility as an open or democratic society. Hugo Chavez can claim poverty was reduced, & % social programs enhanced during tenure. However, price of petroleum rose by 400% to 500% during same term.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/hugo-chavez-win-poor-omen-for-venezuela-future-of-free-society/56711Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Watch Film Report from The World Bank: THE OCEANS PARTNERSHIP
The Global Partnership for Oceans, officially launched at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012, is a partnership of over 100 governments, international agencies, civil society groups, & private sector companies. It mobilizes knowledge & financial resources to address the threats to the health of the world’s oceans. –WATCH–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/the-oceans-partnership/31054Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: AFRICAN FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, By Ambassador Mo
An initiative targeting the forests of Africa’s Congo Basin, which consist of some 200 million hectares and are one of the world’s largest primary rainforests, (second only to the Amazon),  will bring together 10 Central African states. Funds to be committed will be modest but will help protect the forests from direct threats such as land-use change & unsustainable logging & mining. –MORE–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/african-forest-conservation-initiative/55183Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Report: UN ASKS YOU TO VOTE FOR FUTURE YOU WANT, By Ambassador Mo

ImageCan you influence outcome of globe’s probably most significant Conference on sustainable development from the environment to economic opportunity? The UN Secretary General seems to think you can be a force for good as well as initiative.”Go to vote.riodialogues.org. Tell us what you think. Those votes – the voices of the people – can make a difference.  -VOTE-

http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/un-asks-you-to-vote-for-future-you-want/53794

ECOLOGY DIPLOMAT Blog Report: WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY SETS HOPES FOR RIO+20, By Ambassador Mo
World Environment Day comes at a unique moment this year in advance of Rio+20 Conference scheduled to start in 2 weeks. “Rio+20 is our opportunity to deepen global commitment to sustainable development. We should make progress on some of the building blocks of sustainability – energy, water, food, cities, oceans, jobs & empowerment of women,” is message of UNSG Ban Ki-moon. -More-
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/world-environment-day-sets-hopes-for-rio20/53703Image

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Film Report: BRAZIL WATER
Brazil is hosting the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development that analyzes Earth’s economic & environmental health. The North-East of Brazil is the most densely populated semi-arid region in the world. Low, erratic rainfall and cyclic droughts make farming difficult. These three stories show different ways farmers can make a living from the land while conserving the environment. –WATCH–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/movie/brazil-water/30772Image