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Environment & Development

Climate change: A new beginning in Doha?
Later this month, representatives of the world's nations will meet in Doha, Qatar, for the annual negotiations on the UN climate change treaty. This year's meeting may be the last chance to put forward a new vision and plan to reverse the current course, argues LDC's speaker.
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Belo Monte dam suspended by Brazilian court
A high-level court in mid-August suspended the construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon's Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project.
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Rio+20 Summit: Disappointment for many
Because the world is facing serious crises in the global environment and economy, much was expected of the recent Rio+20 Summit. Thus there was deep public disappointment that the hundred heads of government and state who came to Rio de Janeiro were unable to take decisive actions. But it could still succeed through follow-up.
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Roll-back at Rio+20?
As the Rio summit on sustainable development nears, governments have yet to agree on most issues, and rich countries are backtracking on the original principles and commitments made 20 years ago. With only 10 days to go before the start of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, the countries are still far from agreeing on what to say in a summit declaration.
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The global water grab
Around the world, water resources are being targeted by investors, explicitly and implicitly, in what can be called a 'global water grab'. This involves the taking control and the redirection of valuable water resources by financially powerful actors.
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Rights at risk in Rio+20 preparation process
In an Open Letter an international coalition of over 400 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 67 countries is challenging the preparation process for UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20 scheduled to take place 22 to 24 June in Rio.
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