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Rio+20 was held in Rio in 2013, since then this is all what the World today is concerned about: quality of life
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Water & Sanitation: Read the UN Technical Support Team’s Brief on #Water & #Sanitation for 3rd OWG session

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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.

 

Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week.  Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

Chou pointed out that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community...


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Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

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Using Geospatial Solutions for Effective Environmental Monitoring -Sensors & Systems -

Using Geospatial Solutions for Effective Environmental Monitoring -Sensors & Systems - | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

Organizations responsible for environmental monitoring, especially when it comes to ‘smart development’ in environmentally sensitive areas, are increasingly using the right geospatial data, tools and processes to ensure minimal impact.


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Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of sustainable development.
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Margaret Thatcher: an unlikely green hero?

Margaret Thatcher: an unlikely green hero? | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

John Vidal: The former prime minister helped put climate change, acid rain and pollution onto the mainstream political map

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Peru declares environmental state of emergency in its rainforest

Peru declares environmental state of emergency in its rainforest | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Government reports high levels of barium, lead, chrome and petroleum-related compounds in region that is home to oil field
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Tiny possum could be Australia's first climate change victim

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A one-degree rise in temperature could spell doom for a rare Australian possum within a decade, potentially making the tiny, long-tailed marsupial the continent's first victim of climate...

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Scientists link frozen spring to dramatic Arctic sea ice loss

Scientists link frozen spring to dramatic Arctic sea ice loss | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

Melting sea ice, exposing huge parts of the ocean to the atmosphere, explains extreme weather both hot and cold

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Real market forces now drive action on climate change | Graciela Chichilnisky

Real market forces now drive action on climate change | Graciela Chichilnisky | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Climate change is melting open the North Pole

Climate change is melting open the North Pole | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
By 2040, ships could start traveling right across the North Pole, according to new scary research.
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One Third of Food Wasted, Can Retailers Help?

One Third of Food Wasted, Can Retailers Help? | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

A new report reveals just how much food is wasted even as millions go hungry

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Fracking is depleting water resources, says report

Fracking is depleting water resources, says report | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

The Western Organization of Research Councils has published a report titled ‘Gone for Good: Fracking and Water Loss in the West’ on the issue of depleting water resources caused by fracking.

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Campaign to save Barrier Reef from industry

Campaign to save Barrier Reef from industry | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

Sydney (AFP) April 28, 2013 - Conservationists Sunday accused Australia of failing to protect the Great Barrier Reef from massive industrial development as they launched a multi-million dollar campaign to drum up awareness.


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The slippery slope to slime

The slippery slope to slime | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is unparalleled in its beauty. But now a new scientific experiment is revealing the future for the reef if climate change continues, and it doesn't look good.
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Stratospheric aerosols and their impact on Sahelian rainfall

Stratospheric aerosols and their impact on Sahelian rainfall | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The Sahelian drought of the 1970s-1990s was one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the last fifty years, causing up to 250,000 deaths and creating 10 million refugees.
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Adaptation: San Diego, bracing for climate change, studies its weaknesses

Adaptation: San Diego, bracing for climate change, studies its weaknesses | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

A collection of experts are assembling in San Diego to wrestle with the city's seesaw climate challenges that include heat-sparked wildfires on one side and increased floods from rising seas on the other.


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André Michel's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:02 AM

It's great to mention the climate Change challenges but, as an International Consultant, I think that it would be useful to mention INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.

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CicloVivo - Suíços criam canudo que filtra água contaminada | CicloVivo - Plantando Notícias

CicloVivo - Suíços criam canudo que filtra água contaminada | CicloVivo - Plantando Notícias | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Expansion of City in Western China Poses Environmental, Safety Risks, Critics Say

Expansion of City in Western China Poses Environmental, Safety Risks, Critics Say | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

An ambitious plan to expand the western Chinese city of Lanzhou into a regional industrial hub is raising concerns over what critics call lax government

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UN report urges Africa's leaders to put environmental health policies first

UN report urges Africa's leaders to put environmental health policies first | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Dylan Walsh: Environmental factors contribute to 30% of Africa's disease burden and hinder the continent's development

 

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UN News - Sustainable development goals must address threats to environment – UN officials

UN News - Sustainable development goals must address threats to environment – UN officials | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
United Nations officials today stressed that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are being formulated by Member States must address the environmental degradation that is threatening present and future generations.
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Climate change will open up surprising new Arctic shipping routes

Climate change will open up surprising new Arctic shipping routes | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
How fast is the Arctic sea ice vanishing? Here's one way to look at it: Scientists are now predicting a slew of new shipping routes in the icy north will open up by mid-century.
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