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Our Planet's Future


Friday, 06 July 2012 08:51

Our Planet’s Future relies upon thinking as a planet. The planet is our most important reality. It has existed for a very long time and we can be sure it will not stop existing for a long time. If it stops existing then human reality will cease.

Defending Rio+20: A historical perspective


Thursday, 05 July 2012 14:51

The French writer Gustave Flaubert once provocatively suggested that “our ignorance of history makes us slander our own times”. Rio+20 is currently facing a withering level of criticism, but is all of it really warranted? After all, there is a range of clearly positive outcomes that seem to be going largely ignored.

Photo credit: CIDSE-togetherforglobaljustice. CCFINDER

Roads and stables mean greener Tajik pastures


Tuesday, 03 July 2012 13:18

High in the Alai mountain range in Tajikistan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan, is a village called Jirgatol where winters are harsh and summers short.

Photo credit: Kalevkevad. CCFinder

Creating a price for conserved carbon


Tuesday, 03 July 2012 11:04

Carbon conservation means saving our living (carbon-based) ecosystems and protecting deposited carbon. It now also means recapturing carbon. This requires huge investment. How can we find the capital required? Dr Julian Caldecott, global ecologist and a member of Our Future Planet's Advisory Board, describes a possible mechanism for a Carbon Price Creation Initiative.

Photo credit: Sensovision. www.stockfreeimages.com

Cooperation is crucial to eliminate infectious disease


Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:18

Neighbouring countries need incentives to coordinate disease control, say health policy specialists Ramanan Laxminarayan and colleagues.

Photo credit: IFRC 21532636@N05. CCFinder.