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Rio+20: Great opportunities ahead, church NGOs say

31 May 2012
Photo Credit: UN.

Jessica Nitschke Almost 1.4 billion of the world’s people of the world live on less than US$ 1.25 on day.  In Latin America and the Caribbean, 0.5 per cent of forest cover is lost each year.  Given these developments, policy makers and civil society organisations on a conference that will take place in Rio...
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Environmental ethics in school: What can religious education contribute to sustainable development?

16 December 2011
Foto de: Banco Mundial

Simone Birkel “Environmental protection should become a subject in school,” Greenpeace requires in one of its recent news publications in Germany.  As much as I support this demand, and the discussion about integrating environmental ethics in religious education, the question of whether education alone can achieve the necessary social change towards a sustainable lifestyle...
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Rio+20, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Making it Happen

18 April 2011
Photo credit: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/

On 4 to 6 June 2012, the world’s nations will come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development, to assess the progress and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development,...
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