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Launch of CDCA’s new pubblication “Capitale Immobile”
Jun28

Launch of CDCA’s new pubblication “Capitale Immobile”

Launch of the publication “Capitale Immobile. Speculazioni e resistenze sociali a Roma. 5 casi di conflitto ambientale” PRESS CONFERENCE _ {Launch of the publication} CAPITALE IMMOBILE {Speculazioni e resistenze sociali a Roma 5 casi di conflitto ambientale} ROME tuesday, 3rd of July / 11.30 am Carroccio room, City Hall, Campidoglio The publication describes and documents 5 socio-environmental conflicts in the Roman urban...

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RIO+20, climate summit but not very ambitious
Jun26

RIO+20, climate summit but not very ambitious

[By Giuseppe De Marzo for l’Unità of 14 June] The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, has started yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. _ It has been twenty years since the first Earth Summit that marked an important step forward in understanding the relationship between economic and social development, and the protection of the environment. Three principles were adopted by 108 heads of state and 172 government...

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Rio minus 20. The agreement brings us back twenty years ago
Jun26

Rio minus 20. The agreement brings us back twenty years ago

[By Marica Di Pierri, for Il Manifesto of 17 June] Twenty years ago, Rio de Janeiro was illuminated by the spotlights of the world and crowded with the presence of government delegations, the press and social movements from all over the world. The interest kindled by the historic Earth Summit was higher than ever, and the event seemed for the first time to account for the urgency to address an environmental crisis which was to become...

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The ecologist alternative
Jun26

The ecologist alternative

[from Rio de Janeiro, Marica Di Pierri for Il Manifesto of 22 June] After days of useless negotiations, the final document has arrived. It is a storm in a teacup.  The grey predictions of the previous day have given way to the black confirmation of a failure which was as expected as it is complete. To be approved, the document has given up all the points on which no consensus could be found, to end up with a text defined as “without...

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Diaries from Rio+20, Giuseppe De Marzo, L’Unità
Jun20

Diaries from Rio+20, Giuseppe De Marzo, L’Unità

Following the diaries from RIO+20 by Giuseppe De Marzo, spokesman of the association A Sud and scientific director of CDCA _ Air pollution will be the Big Killer in the next 30 years.   _ [{By Giuseppe De Marzo for l’Unità, June 15th 2012}] Big Killer. The great murderer. This is how it has been called by the scientists of the OECD who have studied the effects of global pollution. The deadliest murderer in the world in the next 30...

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Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice
Jun06

Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as regards climate change and the loss of biodiversity have steadily worsened at world level since 1992. However, some things have improved. There is a new and wide agreement that ecological functions are important in themselves and also for the human economy. Thus,...

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