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A fire burns in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil
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Bachelet to the Human Rights Council on climate emergency: “The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, opened the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9-27 September) with a speech focused on the relations between climate ...

Last update 20 Sep 2019
The United Nations Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World
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The United Nations Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World

The United Nations have published "The Lazy person's guide to saving the world", a list of super easy things that every person, even the laziest one, can adopt into their routines in order to make ...

Last update 3 Jul 2019
People at the marketplace of Lolachat in Uganda
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Think Globally, Act Locally: Building Rural Climate Resilience in Karamoja, Uganda

Sati Elífcan Özbek , holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is excerpt from her master thesis ...

Last update 27 Aug 2019
Cover of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development's report called “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”
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Coalition for Human Rights in Development: the report “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers” has been published

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign have published “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of ...

Last update 5 Jul 2019
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Photo Exhibition "VolunTour: Better Environment – Better Tomorrow"

150 days in Nepal with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) From 28th February to 16th March 2018 Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani “Antonio Papisca” Venue: Aula Iqbal Masih, Via ...

Last update 5 Mar 2019
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EXPO 2015: “Feeding the Planet?” Cycle of seminars and call for papers

In view of the Universal Exposition of Milan, which will take place from May 1st to October 31st 2015 and is devoted to the theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”, a group of civil ...

Last update 15 Jan 2014
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