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The most Sustainable Summer Olympics of Modern Times.

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Monday, 23 July 2012 10:04

With the Olympic Games opening this week in London, these articles look at how sustainability has been a key element involved in the planning and preparation.
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AID POLICY: Translating early warning into early action

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Thursday, 19 July 2012 15:12

No one can say they did not see last year’s food crisis in East Africa coming; there was almost a year of increasingly strong warnings, but it was not until Somalia was formally declared to be in a state of famine that substantial funding finally started coming in.



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HEALTH: Family planning summit focuses on mother and child survival

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Thursday, 19 July 2012 13:42

By focusing on health and mother and child survival, and sidestepping some of the more contentious issues, the 11 July London Summit on Family Planning led to financial pledges of an extra US$4.6 billion for family planning services in developing countries over the next eight years.

 

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Celebrating food – in 2032

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:15

Twenty years have passed. There’s plenty of food to go round, and it hasn’t cost the earth to produce… So what’s changed? Andrew Purvis has a crystal ball.




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FOOD: Fishy business - the cost of illegal trawling

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:43

Illegal and unregulated fishing is rampant worldwide, particularly off the coasts of West Africa and the Horn of Africa, and accounts for between US$10 billion and $23 billion of direct losses globally every year, say the authors of the latest report on fisheries and aquaculture by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 



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