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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Wild fish stocks remain in troubled waters

1 February, 2011 by (comments)

As global fish consumption reaches an all-time high, fish farming and tighter control of the fisheries industry is crucial to maintaining supplies, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Billions of people worldwide depend on fish as a vital source of protein, and while production from fish farming is set to overtakeRead More …

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