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Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe | Agua | Scoop.it

Not technological innovation but fundamental social engineering and a radical revamping of global governance insitutions are needed to deal with the world's unsustainability crisis.

 

Gary Stix asks the right questions in this Scientific American blog article building on a scientific article which appeared this week in Science magazine.


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Rio+20: Place your bets for the environmental winners at the Rio 2012 Earth Summit

It's tough now to be optimistic about policy, the economy or their combination. The eurozone is reeling in the face of defaults and potential defaults as well as lack of shared vision about managing and paying for future challenges. US stock markets entered August downbeat after the bitterly partisan deficit showdown. They then suffered major declines by the month's end, while the job-creation numbers released at the start of September suggest American economic malaise will linger. Emerging economies remain vibrant, even boisterous, but questions about inflation in Brazil and elsewhere are amplifying, debate over corruption has taken centre stage in India and pundits wonder how China can maintain torrid growth while its western export markets remain in the doldrums.

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UN's Global Sustainability Panel presents blueprint for low-carbon prosperity

The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma.

 

The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.

 


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