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News July 2012

Earth Summit – Wrong pathway

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  In 1992, the World celebrated the first Earth Summit. That meeting decided on a series of actions to fight climate change and support biodiversity, as well as commitments on poverty eradication and social justice. Yet, in the past 20 years, global emissions have risen by 48%, 300m hectares of forest have been cleared and the…

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Israel – Black shadows

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  Like everything else in Israel, the question is complicated. Lacking a clear majority, all recent governments have had to include Jewish fundamentalist parties in their coalitions. In turn, these impose unsavoury choices regarding religious and ethnic issues. The latest problem is the growing presence of African migrants. Facing economic depression, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu…

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Madagascar – Plundering resources

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  The sale of 1.3 million hectares in 2008 to the South Korean company Daewoo was one of the major issues behind the 2009 protests against the government of Marc Ravalomanana, now exiled in South Africa. Under the new government of Andry Rajoelina, negotiations on land seem to happen more at regional and local levels.…

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Angola – Strategic alliance

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  Last April, José Manuel Durrão Barroso visited Angola; the first President of the European Commission to do so. Barroso’s objective is to transform Angola into a strategic partner of the European Union. This means building a relationship through bilateral political and economical relations, but also agreements on vital global issues such as the security…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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