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Artic ice viewed from aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel, "KV Svalbard", during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the Polar ice rim to witness firsthand the impact of climate change on icebergs and glaciers.
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Agrofuels and climate change: a false solution

The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change expresses the urgent need to mitigate climate change in order “to protect climate system for present and future ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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‘Marginal’, ‘idle’ or ‘under-exploited’ lands

'Marginal', 'idle', 'under-exploited' lands are not clearly defined and vary from country to country. There are no fixed criteria to define them, for this reason the experts affirm that, in ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
The sun shines in a blue sky surrounded by white clouds; at the bottom, the silhouette of some trees with red leaves.
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Defining sustainability

The common shared definition of sustainable development was given by the Brundtland Report in 1987 where sustainable development is defined as the "development that meets the needs of the present ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
A woman seats on the ground of a bare land with her hands turned towards the observer
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The weaknesses of the sustainability criteria in the RED

The Renewable Energy Directive, adopted in 2009 by the EU, establishes sustainability standards for agrofuels both produced within the EU and imported from third countries. In order to fulfil the ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
A farmer gathers wheat in Bamyan, Afghanistan
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Sustainability criteria in the RED: decision-making process and final outcome

Since the beginning of the process, many issues emerged from the impact assessment as interrelated elements to the agrofuels production: they focused on GHG emissions, biodiversity, environment, ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Twelve children, who placed the twelve stars on a giant flag spread out on the lawn of the Palace of Europe, 2005
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The EU’s role in promoting the production and the use of agrofuels: the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive

Since 2001, the EU has started to take a serious interest in agrofuels and, in the last ten years, it has become one of the major world actors which have significantly contributed to the development ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
In a clearing in the Myinbyin Forest Range, Central Burma, FAO expert J.L. Briggs (right), of Australia, supervises the work as a tractor winches up logs of teak wood and hauls them away to the dispatch point.
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The production of agrofuels: the impact on the environment

Observing the entire cycle of the agricultural process needed to the agrofuels production some issues raised in relation to the environmental protection. The following are the main concerns emerged ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Woman cutting grass to feed cattle in Lamaku, eastern Nepal
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The worldwide production of agrofuels

The energy crisis and the challenges of climate change have forced states to look for other energy sources. The production and the use of agrofuels are one of the strategy states have been adopting ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Logo of the Campaign "M'illumino di Meno" promoted by Caterpillar radio show, 2011
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Caterpiller - Seventh edition of the Campaign I will use less light - M'illumino di meno. !8 February

On 14 February 2005 (when the Kyoto Protocol came into force), Caterpillar, a popular current radio show on Italian Public Broadcasting Service, has announced the First National Day of Energy ...

Last update 18 Feb 2011
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The Evolution, Status and Future Position of American Environmental Policy: environmental action at the domestic level and in the context of international cooperation (2010)

The purpose of focusing on American environmental policy in specific was to evaluate the nation's position and level of progress over the years, and to review American policy in the context of ...

Last update 8 Jul 2010
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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Climate Change Policies

Jean-Marie Rogue (2009)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 9 Jan 2012
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La tutela dell'ambiente nei nuovi statuti degli enti locali del Veneto

Matteo Mascia (1992)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 26 Feb 2019
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L'azione internazionale per l'ambiente

Marco Bosco (1991)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 9 Nov 2010
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"Pace, giustizia e salvaguardia del creato"

Documentazione (1990)

Documentazione

Last update 9 Nov 2010