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    CO2:record of global emissions

    CO2:record of global emissions

    According to a new report, global carbon dioxide emissions rose 3 percent to a new record of 34 billion tonnes in 2011, undermining a U.N. goal to limit the rise in global average temperatures to 2C above industrial levels by 2050.

    MEPs question carbon credits to incinerators

    MEPs question carbon credits to incinerators

    MEPs, civil society organizations, international networks and citizens from 23 countries, submitted a letter to the Commission to urge an end to the purchase of carbon credits from landfill gas systems and incinerators in developing countries.

    IEA:new renewable energy assessment

    IEA:new renewable energy assessment

    According to a new report by the IEA,the next five years will see a rapid expansion in renewable energy capacity, predicting that total power generation from renewable sources will increase by over 40%.

    FAO:forecasts for agriculture

    FAO:forecasts for agriculture

    The FAO and the OECD have released a new document on the agricultural outlook for 2012 to 2021, which highlights the expectation for continued high food costs due to stable production and increasing demand.

    UN: new analysis of development issues

    UN: new analysis of development issues

    A new report published by DESA analyzes long-term economic and social development issues and considers positive and negative impacts of corresponding policies, with this year’s report focused on innovative ways to finance sustainable development.

    Warming soil accelerates global warming

    Warming soil accelerates global warming

    According to a new study,a rise of global temperatures will release more carbon dioxide from forest soils.And that increased release of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere could make the climate heat yet even faster.

    Rio+20 ignored forests protection

    Rio+20 ignored forests protection

    VILLAGGIO GLOBALE – According to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), forests have been largely ignored or ambiguously mentioned in the outcome document of the Rio+20 Summit.

    UN:new approaches against African hunger

    UN:new approaches against African hunger

    According to the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012, sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people.

    Banks invest in green transport

    Banks invest in green transport

    A new initiative that will promote buses, trains and cycling as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, was announced during Rio +20 Earth Summit.

    More investment in resources management

    More investment in resources management

    Governments and companies made 692 individual pledges during the last Rio +20 Summit, totalling $513billion (€ 407billion) of investment in projects aimed at boosting sustainable resource management.

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