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Income inequalities : Oxfam has solutions

Last week I wrote on how to both the United Nations and Oxfam, income inequalities are at an all time high and growing. If the UN shows that some trends are going in the right direction, this could end soon. Too little people have too much money and vice versa. In the United States, the …

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Divestment reaches large investors

According to the New York Times and Reuters, more than a dozen large foundations representing more than $2 billion  (around 1.48 billion euros) in assets will stop investing in fossil fuels, just as the World Bank and the United Nations advise. To Reuters : ” The Divest-Invest Philanthropy coalition includes foundations, such as the Park …

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Air pollution kills more than HIV and Malaria combined

Here is another article I wrote  for Cleantechies. It is on air pollution, a widespread phenomenon that is stricking both developed and developing nations all around the world. As one can see, it is also a most killing one : ” The combustion of fossil fuels are a huge health hazard as to a recent …

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UNEP and FAO urges us to Think, Eat, Save

The United Nations Environmental Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization have launched a new campaign to end wasting so much food as 1.3 BILLION tonnes of food are thrown away each year. The Think, Eat, Save Campaign will target all stakeholders : producers, retailers and consumers as worldwide, about one-third of all food produced …

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FAO : Agroforestry is crucial to ensure food security

Do you remember my series of posts on how agroforestry and urban forestry could help the world solve some of its most pressing problems ? Well, it seems that the United Nations’ FAO is sharing my opinion. To their website : ” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on countries to …

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The Oath Project, CSR at work

For my 1,400th post on this blog, let’s talk about corporate social responsibility. If Medical Doctors have their Hippocratic Oath and lawyers have their equivalent, isn’t it high time for managers around the world to have their own ? Corporate social responsibility – CSR for short – is more needed than ever as our planet …

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Another year, another CO2 emissions record

This is getting really worrying. To the German renewable energy institute, global CO2 emissions rose by 2.5 percent in 2011. The IEA on its side saw a 3.2 percent increase. Global emissions are now 50 percent higher than in 1990. This is taking place as respected organizations such as the World Bank, the IEA and …

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Organized crime is also behind deforestation

If I tell you “organized crime” you will most likely think about drug and weapons trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, extortion and so on. But as the Huffington Post Green reports : ” The United Nations Environment Program recently released an alarming report indicating organized crime is responsible for 50 to 90% of illegal logging in …

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