Global Human Development Forum adopts ‘Istanbul Declaration’ urging action at ‘Rio+20’

Istanbul, 23 March 2012 Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June. “It is time to reset the global development agenda,” the… Read More Global Human Development Forum adopts ‘Istanbul Declaration’ urging action at ‘Rio+20’

Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary-General

UNDP’s first Global Human Development Forum starts today in Istanbul Istanbul, 22 March 2012—Social justice and environmental protection are equally urgent and intrinsically linked universal goals, with coordinated global action needed on both fronts at the UN’s ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to an audience of… Read More Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary-General

Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor,,warns 2011 Human Development Report

Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here… Read More Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor,,warns 2011 Human Development Report

The Green Star Hotel Initiative supports the greening of Egypt’s tourism industry

Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt. The Green Star Hotel Initiative (GSHI) aims to improve the environmental performance and competitiveness of the Egyptian hotel industry by promoting the implementation of environmental management systems and environmentally sound operations, Within the framework of the PPP program oft eh German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and… Read More The Green Star Hotel Initiative supports the greening of Egypt’s tourism industry

The Green Star Hotel Initiative supports the greening of Egypt's tourism industry

Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt. The Green Star Hotel Initiative (GSHI) aims to improve the environmental performance and competitiveness of the Egyptian hotel industry by promoting the implementation of environmental management systems and environmentally sound operations, Within the framework of the PPP program oft eh German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and… Read More The Green Star Hotel Initiative supports the greening of Egypt's tourism industry

The New Latin American Progresismo and the Extractivism of the 21st Century | CIP Americas

The advent of progressive governments in South America in the last decade gave environmentalists the hope that this would be the beginning of a truly sustainable economic development. But post-neoliberal “progresismo” has brought new complications in the environmental front, according to numerous activists and experts. via The New Latin American “Progresismo” and the Extractivism of… Read More The New Latin American Progresismo and the Extractivism of the 21st Century | CIP Americas