Rio+20 Call to Action Resonates in Colombia

23 May, 2012 by (comments)

A call to action prepared by CGIAR for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, got a favorable hearing in Colombia this week, as government officials, development experts, and business leaders gathered for the Colombia Green Economy Congress in Bogotá. The Congress was designed to foster debate on the green economy concept andRead More …

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Filed Under: Inside CIAT

The story of agriculture and the green economy

23 May, 2011 by (comments)

Farming First has produced The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy, a sleek six-part “inforgraphic” to depict the link between agriculture and economic growth, employment, hunger and poverty reduction, using existing information. For bringing data to life, and engaging a broad audience, inforgraphics like this can make a lot of sense. In this case, they also help bringRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en

China bolsters greening strategy with new targets

29 March, 2011 by (comments)

China has increased targets for industry to reduce carbon emissions and save water, as it works towards sustaining its economic growth at a lower environmental cost. The five-year plan is to cut carbon emissions and energy intensity by 18 per cent, and water use by 30 per cent. These goals form part of the country’s international pledge to reduceRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Regions

Green economy key to development success—UN

22 February, 2011 by (comments)

A global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy will help boost economic growth and reduce poverty, and won’t cost the earth, according to a new report from the UN. Towards a green economy: Pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication insists that a two per cent investment of global gross domestic product in “greening” key sectors such as agriculture,Read More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Climate Change