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Des centaines de millions d'hectares de terres,sont menacées de dégradation selon un rapport de l'ONU - UNEP

Des centaines de millions d'hectares de terres,sont menacées de dégradation selon un rapport de l'ONU - UNEP | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Davos (Switzerland) January 24, 2014 - Up to 849 million hectares of natural land - almost the size of Brazil - will likely be degraded by 2050 if current trends to their unsustainable use continues, warns a report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Via Génération en action , Frédéric Liégeois
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Ignoring natural capital could see countries' credit ratings downgraded

Ignoring natural capital could see countries' credit ratings downgraded | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"A report by the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) says loss of soils, forests, and fisheries, as well as rising resource costs, are likely to become increasingly important to a nation's economic health – and may therefore affect its ability to repay or refinance sovereign debt."

 

This excellent report makes the link between the world's financial debt crisis and the global ecological debt crisis. The debate on austerity gets a completely different dimension if you look at this double challenge.


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