Amnesty for Polluters

Amnesty for Polluters

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Americas, Environment, Human Rights | No Comments

By Caroline Medeiros RochaHuman Rights Generation In Brazil the right to a balanced environment is a constitutional one, in fact there is a chapter dedicated to its protection called “Of The Environment” (article 225). It states that “the conducts considered harmful to the environment will subject the perpetrators, being those people or legal entities, to […]

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in BBC News The US Supreme Court has declined to block a judgement from an Ecuadorian court that a US oil firm pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon. Chevron was fighting a ruling that it must pay $18.2bn (£11.4bn) in damages, a sum increased to $19bn in July. It is the […]

Rio+20: Youth turn to green jobs as an answer to unemployment

Rio+20: Youth turn to green jobs as an answer to unemployment

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in: UN News Centre 16 June 2012 – With over half the world population under 25 years of age and the global economic crisis still ongoing, the creation of jobs that provide decent incomes, help reduce the impact of economic activities on the environment, and offer adequate working conditions is a main priority for […]

Rio + 20: Anchor Sustainable Development in Human Rights

Rio + 20: Anchor Sustainable Development in Human Rights

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch World Leaders at Conference to Address Need for ‘Green Economy’ (New York) – World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint statement targeting Environment and Foreign Affairs […]

Is Rio+20 going to make a difference? Is privatising development the answer?

Is Rio+20 going to make a difference? Is privatising development the answer?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

By Richard Welford Published in: CSR Asia A lot has changed in the last twenty years. In 1992 it seemed that there was an appetite for further engaging in developing tools and frameworks for operationalising sustainable development. Yet, what we have actually achieved in each and every year since 1992 is to make the world […]

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Business, Development, Environment, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: UN Global Compact Inspiring examples of how universities and management schools across the globe are aiding the transition to a sustainable future are detailed in a new publication, available online today, from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 4 June 2012, New York) – The Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of […]

E-Waste Generates Additional Revenues for Consumer Electronic Retailers

E-Waste Generates Additional Revenues for Consumer Electronic Retailers

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Business, Environment | No Comments

By Ayata Emoto Published in: Triple Pundit The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that this year global spending on consumer electronics will surpass $1 trillion for the first time. For many, these electronics are seen as necessities to help us be productive and stay connected, which may explain why more consumers are now upgrading their “old” […]

Asia-Pacific cannot afford to grow without addressing environmental concerns – UN

Asia-Pacific cannot afford to grow without addressing environmental concerns – UN

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Asia, Development, Environment | No Comments

UN News Centre Countries in the Asia-Pacific region must find ways to continue to grow economically and lift millions out of poverty while also responding to climate change and environmental concerns, according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses that new methods of production are needed to meet this goal. “The world’s common […]

Mexico: Privilegia gobierno federal a Walmart

Mexico: Privilegia gobierno federal a Walmart

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Americas, Business, Environment | No Comments

Privilegia gobierno federal a Walmart Por Lilia Saúl Rodriguez El Universal El gobierno federal favoreció en seis años a Walmart con más de 200 permisos, concesiones, licencias y autorizaciones, así como con 2 mil contratos. En 2009, la delegación de la Semarnat en Quintana Roo autorizó el cambio de uso de suelo en terrenos forestales […]

Corporate accountability and protecting human rights

Corporate accountability and protecting human rights

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Americas, Environment, News | No Comments

By Tariq Jeeroburkhan Published in: Rabble.ca Last Friday in Ottawa, I saw the way Parliament Hill is supposed to work. Representatives from all across Canada came together in one room to discuss and debate questions and matters of great importance to this country with legal legislation in mind, both existing and proposed. The atmosphere was […]

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