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WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
"Brazil has lifted millions of people out of poverty under a strategy that includes buying food from local farmers for public institutions such as hospitals, schools and orphanages." "the great breadth of this enterprise illustrates the motivation of the populations concerned: to regain the right to live in dignity through solidarity "
Statement about UN Climate Summit by World Wildlife Fund The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Every part of society showed up and delivered here at the Summit, with the exception of world leaders who still have a lot of work to do " "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City Occupy Wall Street: A "Work of Art"
"it stretched more than 4 miles as marchers carried banners, signs and entire contraptions depicting everything from Mother Earth herself to the dinosaurs that now make up fossil fuels" "what moved me even more was the respect, the way people listened to each other and honored and appreciated each other. "
Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sports A Call from Africa for Sustainable Tourism: the Lusaka Declaration
"Our intent will be to harness the Symposium and legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to build bridges of tourism, friendship and peace" "The Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Development, Climate Change and Peace was unanimously adopted by the fifth African Conference of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism"
Bali summit: Are women our best hope for fighting climate change? Fourth African Conference of International Institute of Peace through Tourism
"We have to change the system, not the climate, right? I think that we, as women, are in a very important moment right now, politically and historically speaking. Now is the era of women." "More than 400 delegates from 33 countries participated in the conference sharing their experiences, ideas, wisdom and commitments."
Stand with us as we prepare for the Pacific Climate Warrior Journey! Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"We’ve been building traditional canoes across the Islands. Pacific Climate Warriors will journey to Australia, where they will use the canoes to peacefully lay down a challenge to the fossil fuel industry." "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
" the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists - has found that there is clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference." "Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny"
Historic March to Protect our Planet (USA) Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
" bring 100,000 people to New York City and show our strong support for curbing the worst effects of climate disruption" "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon The World Social Forum prepares for Rio + 20
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "social movements should organise a strong presence at the 2012 conference, to forge an alliance with the Brazilian government with a view to changing the way the environment and development are thought about"
Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights
"A technical advance based on an edible salt used in the manufacture of tofu could revolutionise the production of future solar panels" "I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process"
Legislators from 80 Countries Meet in Mexico City to Push for UN Climate Deal in 2015 Environmental Sustainability as a Tool for Peace Building
" a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart" "A pollution prevention initiative called "Operation Clean the Nation" in The Gambia has brought together people from communities of various ethnic groups for the joint cause of ensuring a clean environment. "
Mothers Light Up Homes in Rural Tanzania Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
"These women not only bring electricity to their communities for the first time . . . Another positive impact of the lighting project has been the increase in women’s voice and independence" "the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities "
IPB online course: Disarmament for Development Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-Soldiers in North Kivu
"The Disarmament for Development perspective is presented within the broader context of global efforts to create a Culture of Peace " "Barzas have been created by PEREXC for youth in the city of Butembo since January 2008. A barza is a village-based, inter-communal forum for conflict resolution, based on African traditional rituals of reconciliation and non-violent settlement of local conflicts."