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Our Future Planet

Tuesday December 15th, 2009


Building a new economic model, fit for a low carbon world, is ‘the most urgent task of our times’

BankersFinancial muscle can drive agendas more quickly than anything else. Giles Crosse examines how rethinking economics might usher in a brave new world. Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development in the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey, believes that building a new economic model, fit for a low carbon world, is ‘the most urgent task of our times’.Read More »


Please help the world

"Please Help the World", film from the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15) in Copenhagen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Shown on December...

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Copenhagen Live 24/7 - Your pass to the UN Climate Conference

Millions of viewers are expected to tune in to Copenhagen 24/7, a pioneering interactive TV channel that enables them to watch the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on their computers as it unfolds, live, hour by hour.

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Sustainable Development means a targeted, long-term (continual), comprehensive and synergetic process, affecting conditions and all aspects of life (cultural, social, economic, environmental and institutional) at all levels (local, regional, global), oriented to such a model of a certain community (local and regional community, country, international community), which meets biological, material, spiritual and social needs and interests of people, while eliminating or considerably reducing interventions threatening, damaging or destroying conditions and forms of life. It does not burden the landscape over the bearing capacity, reasonably uses its resources and protects the cultural and natural heritage.



The top 10 actions you can take to help stop the growth of the massive plastics soup growing in the Pacific

Whether on land or in the sea, rubbish we don’t see equals rubbish we don’t think about. Giles Crosse discovers out of sight isn’t out of mind. “The plastic soup has arisen because plastic has ended up in the sea, sunlight degrades the plastic and makes it brittle, then wind and wave action break the plastic up into smaller and smaller pieces,” explains George Orbelian. He works for Project Kaisei, a San Francisco based organisation fighting marine waste. They’re in the process of raising $4 US million to analyse 2009 marine samples and fund 2010 expeditions.

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