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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 00:39
“Sustainability is not exclusively or even primarily an environmental issue…It is fundamentally about how we choose to live our lives, with an awareness that everything we do has consequences for the seven billion of us here today, as well as for the billions more who will follow, for centuries to come.”read more comment
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 05:50
In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):
1. Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.
2. Achieve universal primary education.
3. Achieve gender equality.
4. Reduce child mortality.
5. Improve maternal health.
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
8. Develop a global partnership for development.read more comment
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 03:59
Water scarcity is a well documented reality, especially in developing regions. Besides the obvious necessity of clean water for drinking, water for agricultural activities is a crucial element in the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers. Yet one-sixth of the world's population lacks access to such a basic human right and water scarcity is worsening.
REPORT: A recently released FAO report documents the impact of climate change on water for farming.
Over 185 million acres of rainfed agricultural land will be lost in sub-Saharan Africa during our lifetime.read more comment